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Should I take daughter to A&E? What's wrong with her eye? (pic)

(187 Posts)
sparksamanda Mon 11-Sep-17 17:38:07

I have an appointment for the GP on Friday but I'm just beginning to feel more worried. Should I wait until Friday or go to A&E?

Rinkidink Mon 11-Sep-17 17:40:09

Are you in London? If so I'd take her to Moorfields.
Failing that I'd take her to an opticians sooner than you can get to your GP

burntoutmum Mon 11-Sep-17 17:44:03

Is it the white patch you're worried about? Could it be a reflection?

I agree about taking her to an optician ( or eye hospital). It's likely the GP will ask you to go and be checked there anyway.

Good luck x

dementedpixie Mon 11-Sep-17 17:44:07

Is it a squint or is something else wrong?

dementedpixie Mon 11-Sep-17 17:44:58

agree that an optician would probably be the best place to go

sparksamanda Mon 11-Sep-17 17:46:51

Sorry I am on about her left eye (right eye in pic)

I am not in London, but not too far, just looked at their website and it says to go to GP?

An optician? I didn't know they would be able to help, might try and book an appointment with them before Friday then! Thank you

dementedpixie Mon 11-Sep-17 17:47:50

Still don't know what the problem is. Optician had more specialised equipment for dealing with eyes

Dippingmytoesin Mon 11-Sep-17 17:48:46

When I was 2 i was taken to an optician because my eye looked 'funny' to my parents they referred me to the opthalmologist as an emergency same day, opticians can definitely help.

Round your daughters eye looks swollen, do you have pics of her eye before this one?

Fekko Mon 11-Sep-17 17:48:58

Sorry but I'm not seeing it - is the pupil dilated?

HeyRoly Mon 11-Sep-17 17:49:33

It honestly looks like the light is bad on the right hand side of the photo. I know there's been a lot of publicity about photos and eye cancers in children, but the chances of it being that are vanishingly rare.

And yes, you could always drop into an optician who I'm sure would be happy to check for you.

JennyOnAPlate Mon 11-Sep-17 17:49:54

I can't see what the problem is from the pic op. Call 111 and see what they advise?

Gooseberrytart4 Mon 11-Sep-17 17:49:57

Get an emergency appointment with GP or opticians. Either can refer on

Dippingmytoesin Mon 11-Sep-17 17:50:05

Btw sorry that sounded scary my eye was nothing like your daughters gosh sorry didn't want to make you panic just wanted to assure you opticians can help.

MrsGB2225 Mon 11-Sep-17 17:51:00

Go to the opticians, they can refer you to the closest eye unit if needed.

iklboo Mon 11-Sep-17 17:51:27

Does it look different not in a photo?

Gooseberrytart4 Mon 11-Sep-17 17:51:34

Personally I'd take the day off work/school and get her seen in the morning. If you explain on the phone, the opticians would be more knowledgable

Bravas Mon 11-Sep-17 17:51:49

I would try your gp and say its urgent and can't wait until Friday. Opticians should also be able to help though or at least call in at a pharmacy and ask. It looks dilated and red to me.

Judashascomeintosomemoney Mon 11-Sep-17 17:51:50

It is worth going to an optician if you can get an appointment sooner than the gp as they are able to refer you if necessary. DH had a problem a few years ago and Specsavers optician referred him straight to an Ophthalmologist who in turn got him to see the correct Consultant.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 11-Sep-17 17:51:52

What is the problem?confused

QueenNefertitty Mon 11-Sep-17 17:52:12

In London most GPs will just send you straight to moorfields for eyes that isn't obviously conjunctivitis, especially for babies. Had to take DS when he was a few months for what turned out to be some sort of abrasion

HeyRoly Mon 11-Sep-17 17:54:12

What on earth could 111 advise over the phone? It's not the answer to everything grin

sparksamanda Mon 11-Sep-17 17:55:09

No one sees it? Her eye is completely different on the left... It's like that in real life too.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 11-Sep-17 17:55:59

Like what?

Fekko Mon 11-Sep-17 17:57:01

Is it the colour on of the iris? Much darker than the other - is the pupil larger in one eye?

dementedpixie Mon 11-Sep-17 17:57:04

Do you mean the darker colouring around the pupil? I thought it could be the lighting

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