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My 5-year-old son has been complaining of seeing green dots in his eyes. Today he said the dot was shaped like a green "c." Should I be concerned about this?
This is hard to figure out without doing an exam. Some children of this age will notice floaters (small specks or clouds seen moving in your field of vision) in their eyes which could be described in this fashion. Alternatively, it could represent white blood cells inside the eye from iritis (inflammation) or a migraine aura. It is likely not serious but I think an exam would be helpful to focus the evaluation.
Answered by: Michael Repka, MD
Categories: Children's Eye Health
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