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Infants eyes

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  • Posted By: Concerned608
  • June 1, 2008
  • 06:13 PM

At my sons 4 month Check-up appointment his Doctor noticed that his eyes turn down so that the iris almost disappears for a second, I have noticed this but I didn't think to much of it because at his 2 month check-up I had said something about how one was slower to look at something (kinda of what you would see in someone with a lazy eye) and She said not to worry because it is typical for newborn eyes (My son was 2 months early so his eyes might take a little longer to grow out of it I assumed). So I just thought this was normal, never really paid much attention to it. Anyway she wants to do a MRI which got me worried. SO I started researching trying to find something, anything, about this. The closest I have seen is Sunset Eyes, which is a sign of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) Increased ICP typically results from space-occupying lesions—such as tumors—or from an accumulation of fluid in the brain’s ventricular system, as occurs with hydrocephalus.---really worried now---Anyway as I am searching through pages of this it says that the eyes look to be forced downward (there is a picture on one of the pages I seen). Well I don't think this fits my son his eye's do go downward sometimes but there is numerous times his eyes go up or out or to the sides. I am trying to find out if this fits anything else, I know I will have my answer when we get an MRI but the wait just kills me---I worry way to much---. Just a little info on health history- He is adopted, He was born at 32 weeks and testes positive for Alcohol, weed, cocaine, He is developing like he should be (Well as much as you can tell at his age....rolling from stomach to back, smiles and coo's , Has very good head control, very happy baby, sleeps almost all night) since he was premature they go by corrected age which for him is 2 months and 3 days, his actual age is 4 months 3 days but whichever scale you go by he is developing normal. Does anyone else know of anything else this could be?

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  • Do his eyes turn down voluntarily or does it look like they are stuck there? Is it both eyes or just the one? Is it still looking as though he has the lazy eye?
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  • At my sons 4 month Check-up appointment his Doctor noticed that his eyes turn down so that the iris almost disappears for a second, I have noticed this but I didn't think to much of it because at his 2 month check-up I had said something about how one was slower to look at something (kinda of what you would see in someone with a lazy eye) and She said not to worry because it is typical for newborn eyes (My son was 2 months early so his eyes might take a little longer to grow out of it I assumed). So I just thought this was normal, never really paid much attention to it. Anyway she wants to do a MRI which got me worried. SO I started researching trying to find something, anything, about this. The closest I have seen is Sunset Eyes, which is a sign of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) Increased ICP typically results from space-occupying lesions—such as tumors—or from an accumulation of fluid in the brain’s ventricular system, as occurs with hydrocephalus.---really worried now---Anyway as I am searching through pages of this it says that the eyes look to be forced downward (there is a picture on one of the pages I seen). Well I don't think this fits my son his eye's do go downward sometimes but there is numerous times his eyes go up or out or to the sides. I am trying to find out if this fits anything else, I know I will have my answer when we get an MRI but the wait just kills me---I worry way to much---. Just a little info on health history- He is adopted, He was born at 32 weeks and testes positive for Alcohol, weed, cocaine, He is developing like he should be (Well as much as you can tell at his age....rolling from stomach to back, smiles and coo's , Has very good head control, very happy baby, sleeps almost all night) since he was premature they go by corrected age which for him is 2 months and 3 days, his actual age is 4 months 3 days but whichever scale you go by he is developing normal. Does anyone else know of anything else this could be?Hi there,My daughet also exhibits :sun setting signs,she is 7 weeks(corrected age is 5 weeks)old.She also otherwise is a healthy happy baby.Even i did a lot of research and now i am worried sick.The doc has advised an eye check-up day after..Hope theres nothing serious.
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    • November 21, 2009
    • 05:06 PM
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  • At my sons 4 month Check-up appointment his Doctor noticed that his eyes turn down so that the iris almost disappears for a second, I have noticed this but I didn't think to much of it because at his 2 month check-up I had said something about how one was slower to look at something (kinda of what you would see in someone with a lazy eye) and She said not to worry because it is typical for newborn eyes (My son was 2 months early so his eyes might take a little longer to grow out of it I assumed). So I just thought this was normal, never really paid much attention to it. Anyway she wants to do a MRI which got me worried. SO I started researching trying to find something, anything, about this. The closest I have seen is Sunset Eyes, which is a sign of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) Increased ICP typically results from space-occupying lesions—such as tumors—or from an accumulation of fluid in the brain’s ventricular system, as occurs with hydrocephalus.---really worried now---Anyway as I am searching through pages of this it says that the eyes look to be forced downward (there is a picture on one of the pages I seen). Well I don't think this fits my son his eye's do go downward sometimes but there is numerous times his eyes go up or out or to the sides. I am trying to find out if this fits anything else, I know I will have my answer when we get an MRI but the wait just kills me---I worry way to much---. Just a little info on health history- He is adopted, He was born at 32 weeks and testes positive for Alcohol, weed, cocaine, He is developing like he should be (Well as much as you can tell at his age....rolling from stomach to back, smiles and coo's , Has very good head control, very happy baby, sleeps almost all night) since he was premature they go by corrected age which for him is 2 months and 3 days, his actual age is 4 months 3 days but whichever scale you go by he is developing normal. Does anyone else know of anything else this could be?Hi there, my health visitor recently noticed that my son's eyes go downward sometimes and she referred us to go the gp right away, the gp said that he looks healthy and his fontanelle is not bulging, but i am still so worried. He does this sunset eyes every now and then. i am really worried now, could this be something else and not hydrocephalus? I have been crying for 3 days now and i know this wont help me. My son was born 3 weeks early but i believed he was born healthy and has an Apgar score of 9.
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  • Hi there,My daughet also exhibits :sun setting signs,she is 7 weeks(corrected age is 5 weeks)old.She also otherwise is a healthy happy baby.Even i did a lot of research and now i am worried sick.The doc has advised an eye check-up day after..Hope theres nothing serious. Hi mommy, what is the finding about your baby? My son is doing the same. He is 8 weeks old tomorrow. His health visitor noticed that his eyes is setting down every now and again. We were advised to go to a GP to gethim checked, GP just touched his fontanelle and said that he looks healthy to him, my son was sleeping when we went to see his GP, I have just shown some pics of my son doing his sundown eyes, he said he thinks theres nothing wrong with him, but he will write to a paeditrician and request her to do an ultrasound scan. It will take them 4 weeks to come back for an appointment, i dont think i can wait that long i am so worried. I have asked the health visitor to have another check of my son's head circ yesterday and told her what the gp has told me. She told me not to worry as she said its maybe not hydrcephalus, and she said if the doctor see the urgency for it we would have been asked to go straight to the hospital. I really dont know what o o now :(
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