White spot on pupil of eye baby



Submitted by zeenaxe on Fri, 11/08/2019 - 14:09
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Hello doctor,

This is a question regarding my 3 month old son. Since a few weeks I've noticed he misses a part of his right pupil. I believe he was born with it and I didn't notice before due to his eyes being dark black at birth.

He seems to have normal vision in both eyes and I don't notice any differences. My doctor has no idea what it could be and suggested I should visit an eye doctor. However, all the eye doctors in my area are booked full and the next appointment available is in a few months.

I hope you can help me understand what is going on with my son's eye.




Thanks for your Question

You said there are missing parts of pupil which i can't see from the pictures that you sent. Iris is full and pupil is rounded and no missing parts.

Regarding the white spot that you see in the pupil, most likely it is called persistent papillary membrane which is benign condition and doesn't have any visual effects but full ocular examination is required to confirm that and you have to visit the eye doctor ASAP ( not to wait months ) to make sure there is no other causes that can affect the vision. Any defects that affect the vision on infants should be treated as soon as possible to prevent amblyopia or lazy eye