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Newborn spot in pupil

My baby is two weeks old. I noticed a small light spot in his left pupil. I have watched it for the past several days and have not discerned any change. Is a spot in the pupil always an indication of a problem, or might it go away? I do remember the doctor checking his eyes for cataracts at the birth. We had a discussion about it and noted that the doctor did not see anything abnormal. Are congenital cataracts always present at birth?

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By definition congential cataracts are present at birth.  Ask your pediatician to look again also take a photo and enlarge it.  This could be residual tissue from the iris adhering to lens or a clinically insignificant anterior polar cataract

JCH MD
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