Q. Baby has thin white line surrounding the eyeball. What is it?

Answered by
Dr. Rahul Vaswani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 23, 2018

Hello doctor,

My 1 year old baby is having a white thin line surrounding the black area in the eyeball in the left eye and the white part is little red.

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)


Welcome to icliniq.com.

From the pictures you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there are two possible diagnoses.

  1. Keratitis (marginal keratitis).
  2. Allergic conjunctivitis.

Although I feel this is more a picture of keratitis.

I suggest starting Vigamox eye drops (Moxifloxacin) four to six times a day along with Homide (Homatropine) eye drops daily. Also, Tobramycin eye drops three times daily. Consult an ophthalmologist nearby, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent.

Please do follow up with me after the visit.

For more information consult an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologist

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