Droopy eyes?

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Registered: 01-24-2012
Droopy eyes?
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 3:16pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm posting this on behalf of a friend. I watch his little boy about once a week- he's around 16 months old. The dad is concerned about how the little boy's eyes always look kind of droopy. He said the people at the daycare call him "sleepy eyes". I can definitely see what he is talking about but have no idea what it could mean (if anything). My kids eyes never looked like that. Anyone have any ideas?


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Registered: 08-02-2001
Fri, 01-04-2013 - 9:21am

I would think the place to start is the pediatrician or even a pediatric opthamologist.  I may be something very simple that he would grow out of or it could be sign of something neurological.  I'm always on the cautious side and like a professional opinion.

Okay-- so I did some web searching and now I say GET HIM TO A PEDIATRIC OPTHAMOLOGIST ASAP.  Looks like it can be pretty serious and a precursor to other eye issues.    You definitely want to see a pediatric eye dr. vs. just a regular eye dr.    

Keep us posted !