As it is, I really trust this doctor with the well-being of our child, and I always look forward to these monthly visits. Upon arrival last week, J was weighed and measured. Our itty bitty 7 pounder is now a 15 lbs. 5 oz. and 26" boy. Basically, he's long and lean like his Papa.
As Dr. J was praising his tracking skills, he paused and asked to stare into my eyes. He held eye contact for a moment, and I smiled uncomfortably. He did the same to T who made some crack about gazing lovingly into each other's eyes. Clearly, Dr. J was looking for something in our eyes. He then told us that J's right pupil was larger than his left.
Dr. J quickly added that all three of his children have this issue - a genetic condition called Aniscoria, hence the uncomfortable eye contact. This is a virtually benign condition that will hopefully not affect J's vision whatsoever. Dr. J is not officially diagnosing J with this, but said it is something we're going to watch as he grows older.
T and I felt awful for many reasons. I breastfeed J and
In our own defense it is a very small size difference, unlike the image on the Wi.ki page. Can you tell in this picture?
Or this one?
Do any of you know someone with Aniscoria?
Have you ever taken your child to a pediatric opthamologist?