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Question:
My 2-month-old nephew rarely makes eye contact when I talk to him. He seems to hear but he is looking in a different direction. Should I be concerned?   

Answer:
It is difficult to say with certainty what is happening here. It could be a simple delay in visual development or it could be pathology within the eye or brain. It would be prudent to discuss this with your pediatrician and if advised to see a pediatric ophthalmologist. Infants at 2 months of age should definitely be fixing on a face and displaying some following.

Answered by: Richard Bensinger, MD  Dr. Richard Bensinger

Categories: Children's Eye Health

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