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Eye white Speck
Eye white Speck  
Hello Dr.
We have a 6 months old infant and she has a white speck on/between the cornea and sclera.  That white spot is followed with redness on the sclera. She took Tobradex for 10 days and then the issue reappeared again.
Can you please advise us on what to do?
Thank you

From the picture you submitted , it appears
To be a peripheral corneal ulcer (keratitis) .  If Tobradex didn't knock it out, drugs in the classification of Fluoroquinilones should be used ( Gatiflixicin,, Moxifloxicin). And Polytrim .  If still no
Better a culture should be obtained .  A visit to a Pediatric Ophthalmologist is in order   Good luck.  Dr Berger  

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36 years of clinical experience in opticianry and therapeutic optometry. Still in private practice with special interests in vision conditions, diagnosing and treating ocular ailments, prescibing treatment plans which include medicine, eyeglasses, and contact lenses primarily. Although surgery is not within the realm of my area of expertise, I co-manage many pre and post -op surgical cases which include Lasik and PRK procedures.

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B.A.,1968, Hunter College of the City University of New York B.S.,1970, Pennsylvania College of Optometry O.D.,1973, Pennsylvania College of Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Administration Certification, New Jersey 1992

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Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry

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