Newborn With an Absent Red Reflex

Sanjeev Y. Tuli, MD; Beverly P. Giordano, MS, RN, ARNP, PMHS; Maria Kelly, MD; Donald Fillipps, MD; Sonal S. Tuli, MD; Jo Ann Serota, DNP, RN, CPNP; Beverly Giordano, MS, RN, ARNP, PMHS; Donna Hallas, PhD, PNP-BC, CPNP


J Pediatr Health Care. 2013;27(1):51-55. 

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Case Presentation

A 2-week-old female infant presented to the pediatric primary care office with her mother for a routine well-baby check. The mother had no concerns other than routine questions about growth, developmental milestones, and feeding. The infant was born full-term via normal, spontaneous vaginal delivery. Neither the mother nor the baby had any antenatal or perinatal complications. The mother's prenatal serologies were unremarkable, and she was rubella immune. The parents said that no problems were noted when the infant was examined after birth. Hospital records were not available for review. The family history did not include any eye problems.