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Toddler Eye Involuntary Reflex

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  • Posted By: zuethomas
  • September 10, 2007
  • 08:09 PM

Since birth my daughter's right eye has involuntarily blinked every time she sucks and most of the time when she chews. The pediatricians said she would outgrow, don't worry. She's now 2 and she still blinks with the same intensity. It's entertaining to people, but I worry it is a sign of something else going on inside. It's not normal to have an involuntary reflex in the eye. She does appear to have a lazy eye in some pictures, but again the doctors don't see it when we go in for appointments. I'm going to take a video of her eye reflex to her appt later this week. Should I be concerned?

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  • A Parent's ChecklistLook for these signs and symptoms If you check off several items on the following checklist, consider taking your child for a thorough vision examination that includes the testing of the following visual skills: You observe the following behavior in your child: one eye drifts or aims in a different direction than the other (look carefully -- this can be subtle). This is significant even if it only occurs when the child is tired or stressed.turns or tilts head to seehead is frequently tilted to one side or one shoulder is noticeably highersquinting or closing of one eye excessive blinking or squintingpoor visual/motor skills (often called, "hand-eye coordination")problems moving in space, frequently bumps into things or drops things
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    • September 11, 2007
    • 11:24 AM
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