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    speechtxjessica posted:
    My daughter has recently started blinking one eye more than the other. It looks odd because one eye will blink and the other stays open. I usually notice it when she is tired, mostly at night. Today she did it 3 times in a row in the morning. I'm a little concerned but I don't know if I should take her to see her pediatrician or an eye doctor. She is only 2 years old so I don't know if the eye doctor will even see her yet. I would appreciate your input
     
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    ryanandleigh responded:
    I would call the pediatrician's office. They could tell you if it is something to be concerned about and if it is, whether you should see them or an eye doctor.
    Leigh, Jacen (6), Alexa (3)
     
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    Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Please keep us posted on your sweet daughter, speechtxjessica!

    I definitely think that you should let her pediatrician and possibly an eye doctor examine her eyes as well.

    Take care!
    Amelia
    Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone
     
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    sriongole responded:
    Hi speechtxjessica ,

    Hope your daughter is doing great, my daughter she is 4 months old and she sometmes blinks just one eye(right). Like to know if its something we should be concerned about.

    Thank You,
    Ravi.
     
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    chelra1234 replied to sriongole's response:
    It may be an excessive blinking, this can be caused by problems with eyelids, refractive error or even by stress. You should let her an eye doctor for detailed examination. Normally excessive blinking in children (it can involve one eye or both eyes) can be treated with eye drops and other medication. But for adults, if it is caused by blurry vision, glasses or surgeries may be prescribed. My cousin was also suffering from a blinking problem due to her contact lens wear and she had an ICL surgery in Seattle for correcting her lens wear problem . Now she got relieved from her blinking problem. If your daughter blinks more than 14 blinks per minute, then, It's better to consult an expert for better advice.


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