My 4 year old daughter has 2 little grey patches on the white of her eyeball. They are about 2mm wide (though it is difficult to get a good look at them as she won't sit still). The doctor is unsure what it could be and has referred her to an eye clinic. Any ideas. She doesn't seem to have any visual problems
Normally they are harmless collections of pigment that develop around small vessels or nerves that inter the white part of the eye. Keep the appointment. Be sure you have been referred to an Eye MD ophthalmologist. Have a complete exam done. At her age she needs to be tested for amblyopia.
Thank you so much for that answer! I have a 4 year old daughter with the same gray patches in both of her eyes.. there have been there since birth. It has been worrying so much about it and had no straight answers.
My daughter has the same blue/grey spots in her eyes, she has them in both though and it is causing her pain, she says it feels like needles are going in her eye. Should I take her to the ER or just make her an appt?
The condition described above your post (dated Feb 23, 2010) is NOT painful. If she is obviously quite ill or in severe pain call your pediatrician or go to ER. If not sick or marked pain call your pediatrician tomorrow and discuss referral to Eye MD ophthalmologist physician.
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