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8 month old child, head injury, red mark, eye ball turning when tired or waking up. Cause of concern?

Hi, last week my 8 month old fell off the bed and hit his head. He had a red mark but seemed to be fine. I even took him to see his doctor and she said he was OK. This was about a week ago and the last few days I ve been noticing his eye has been turning, its happening most often when he s tired or just waking up. Should I be concerned? What should I do?
Asked On : Wed, 16 May 2012
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Hii there

Are the eyes turning outwards i.e. away from each other. If thats so, then this is something that is not related at all to the trauma. It is a type of squint that we call intermittent exotropia. This will manifest mostly when he is either very tired, not paying attention, or is generally sick. there are some exercises that can be done to improve the same. Surgery for the same may also be needed but it depends upon how much he is squinting.

Hope this helps

Answered: Fri, 18 May 2012
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