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4 yrs. Eye power -1 and -1.5. Family history of epilepsy. Need opinion

my younger brother recently got a eye check up and got a power of -1 and -1.5. he is just 4 years...In my family background 3 of my cousins had initial epilepsy problem and they went through medication, taking valporin drug...Is there a possibility that my younger brother is also having this eye problem because of the same...What other can be causes for this eye sight problem??? should we get him other test done?
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

There is no relationship between epilepsy and eye sight. If a person had eye sight it does not mean he will have epilepsy.
Family history of epilepsy may slightly increase the chance that a person has epilepsy.
No further investigations are normally advised just because his cousins had epilepsy and now he had this eye sight problem.

Hope this helps.

Take care.
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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