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Experience:  GP at Whitstable Medical Practice
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Daughter who is 10 years old went to opticians today due to

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Daughter who is 10 years old went to opticians today due to complaining of one eye having blurry vision. Her eye test showed 20/20 vision which is odd as she says the vision is blurry; but the retinol imaging taken showed one eye was clear the other eye (the one she says is blurry vision) was hazy to look at. Almost like a blurred picture. I asked the optician to retake the photos of eye - she did with the same outcome. She has sent across an urgent referral for opthmologist but says she doesn’t know what it is, now I am frantically worrying
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Have you been having any headaches?
Customer: No headaches - roughly 2 weeks
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No nothing at all
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 13 days ago.

Good evening, I am Dr Ruff. Thank you for contacting us this evening.

I am sorry about your daughter and this worry his is causing you. The most common cause in children is something called Astigmatism, this causes a refractive problem due to the shape of the lens/eye, and can cause a blurry image, on examination and what your daughter is perceiving.

I do not think you have anything to be worried about, however further examination would obviously be useful to ensure this is not a problem.