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My 9 month old girl is always rubbing her right eye I'm

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My 9 month old girl is always rubbing her right eye I'm worried she has something small in it that I can't see. Does she need a slit lamp exam and us thus expensive if I pay privately (would she need to be sedated etc)
JA: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?
Customer: She's 9 months old so I can't ask her but she rubs her eye a lot and seems more unhappy that usual.
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Customer: Thats everything I can think of.
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

Since when is this happening?

Do you see any redness, or stickiness?

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

Please post a picture of the eye.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
About 4 weeks eyelid red where rubbing her eye so much and white of eye a little red too in corner near nose.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.


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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

Lacrimal gland (which keeps the eyes moist and forms tears) inflammation can cause these symptoms.

An exam by an eye specialist would be advised.

She would not need anesthesia or a slit lamp exam.

She may be prescribed antibiotic drops.

I hope her symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
There is not much to see in a picture but she has symptom of rubbing her eye so much the eyelid is red I'm worried could she have something in her eye that I can't see (small particles) and that are stuck there. Does she need a slit lamp exam to make sure there's nothing in her eye.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you for your answer
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

Only after an initial exam, it can be known if she needs a slit exam or not.

But usually, it is not needed in kids.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.


You are very welcome.

Wishing her a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

Thank you.

Stay blessed.