Jeffery C. Hinson, MD
Location and Office HoursEye Physicians Professional Association
626 1st St
Macon, GA 31201
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- United Healthcare
- Coliseum Medical Centers
- Coliseum Northside Hospital
Which babies are most prone to eye problems?
Intermountain Registered Dietitians, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Intermountain HealthcareBabies born prematurely, as well as babies born with breathing problems or nerve problems, are more prone to certain eye problems. Although the eyes are one of the first organs in the body to begin developing, they are not completely developed until several weeks after birth, even in a baby born at full term. It is important for your newborn to have a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist (a medical doctor trained in diseases of the eye) within the first few months of life.
How can I tell if I have dirt or debris trapped in my eye?
Retained dirt or debris in the eye usually lodges under the upper eyelid and less commonly under the lower eyelid. Such foreign material may not be apparent in a mirror or to an outside observer.
For a foreign object to reach the back of the eye, it would have to penetrate the eyeball or surrounding tissue; this would constitute a surgical emergency. Serious infections can result from dirt or debris anywhere in or around the eye, so you should promptly consult an eye doctor if you have any persistent symptoms.
What is uveal coloboma?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
This coloboma can present as an iris coloboma (the iris is the colored part of the eye), with the traditional "keyhole" or "cat-eye" appearance to the iris, and/or as a chorio-retinal coloboma, where the retina in the lower-inside corner of the eye is missing.
This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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