We discovered this on Friday leading into a bank holiday weekend so can't speak to our doctor till Tuesday. I am putting it out to the Steemit community in the hope that someone may be able to offer some wisdom in the meantime which will calm down my partner Sabrina who is doing her best not to get hysterical.
We have the option of rushing Luna to the A&E dept of our nearest hospital in Perpignan but this doesn't feel right.
The first thing I did was review all our family photos and it turns out she was born with one pupil bigger than the other but if my own eyes are not deceiving me it would seem that the dilation is becoming more extreme with time?
Here is a collection of images dating back to her birth 15 months ago.
10th March 2018
3rd Feb 2018
23rd Dec 2017
7th Oct 2017
10th May 2017
10th Feb 2017 (one week after birth)
Looking at this last shot it is barely noticeable but when we measure from the edge of the pupil to the edge of the iris in both eyes it is evident that her right eye is still slightly more dilated than the other.
Is it getting more extreme with time?
I feel as if this is an important question and looking at the above images side by side I realise now it is not so easy to get my answer. I would need to have consistent light in each shot to know for sure because the condition is most visible in bright conditions when one pupil contracts and the other doesn't.
What does the internet say?
My online research has unearthed 18 possibilities, none of them good. On the contrary, they are mostly life threatening conditions involving some kind of swelling or haemorrhaging in the brain around the optic nerve.
I refuse to believe this little girl has a life threatening condition.
She doesn't appear to be experiencing any discomfort and only cries when her brother doesn't let her play with his toys. She has lived an extremely healthy (breastfed) life so far and is consistently full of joy, currently obsessed with singing.
My more spiritual side wants to believe there is something amazing happening here and perhaps she is able to see the world in a different way to us?
Though I am of course quite curious to know what is causing the dilation.
How can you help?
I wouldn't normally ask this but please can you give this a resteem, on the off-chance that someone may have had experience with this subject. Or perhaps you already know someone who could help us?
Also I would like to apologise for not responding to anyone's comments for the last few days. We have been somewhat preoccupied with this.
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