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White Dot

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Last updated: 27 Aug, 2017
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Question

We just took my six week old son to the docotor to ask about the white dot in his eye. We are being sent to a specialist to see if it could be a cataract. Does a spot in the eye always mean that the eye is not healthy? Could it be something else like discoloration?

We are not sure how long it will take to see the specialist. What is the time frame my son should see one?

Answer

So difficult to answer your query without knowing more. There are all kinds of "white dots" that can occur in an eye.

Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc, FRCSC
Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics
Robison D. Harley, MD Endowed Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics
Wills Eye Hospital, Ste. 1210
840 Walnut Street                    
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5109

Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Pediatric Glaucoma and Cataract Family Association
 

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