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Red sracth marks in the eye - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vision and Eye Disorders
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   i have a newborn baby who was born 3days ago and i just noticed red lines on his eyes where the white part of the eye is. is that normal
Doctor :  
ok
User :   is it normal
User :   ?
Doctor :  
is it present in both the eyes, or only one eye?
User :   both
Doctor :  
do they look like scratch marks? or like blood vessels that you can see in your eyes?
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is there yellowness in the eyes?
User :   no yellowness
Doctor :  
ok
User :   like scratch marks
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
then it will need attention by a specialist
Doctor :  
please get this examined by the pediatrician
Doctor :  
and if necessary also get an opinion from ophthalmologist.
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does the baby cry when touching the eyes?
User :   no he dont cry he been sleeping
Doctor :  
is the baby scratching the eyes very much?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
Doctor :  
ok
User :   no scratching
Doctor :  
i will suggest you to get this examined at the earliest
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to avoid complications of infection and corneal/conjunctival damage
Doctor :  
in the newborn baby

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