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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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