I have a three year old that has one (left) eye that stays dilated almost always. What causes this? She is a healthy child on no medications. We just noticed this a couple months ago, thats when I got out pictures from the past and I had missed this earlier. It was visible in pictures as far back as 6months.
The most common cause would be "Addie's pupil" but it is very important to take her in to see an ophthalmologist Eye MD (not a optometrist). When you do take several old pictures that demonstrate the differfence. Also do not let the technicians put any drops in the childs eye until you see the Eye MD and the Eye MD him/herself checks and measures the pupil. There are other causes that need to be excluded.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.