A 38-year-old member asked:
what can my daughter do if she has crossed eyes and refuses to wear glasses?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jack Sipperley answered
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Stay cross eyed: If the crossed eyes is due to a refractive error (needs glasses) then the treatment is to wear the glasses or have one eye that becomes lazy (amblyopic) due to image confusion in the brain. But sometimes the glasses are not helpful and only surgery will be helpful.
Answered on Jun 9, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
Go blind in 1 eye: The brain uses the eyes like 2 side by side cameras. When the image presented is near identical the brain is happy & the slight separation provides depth perception. If the brain gets 2 different images from eyes pointing in different directions. the brain is confused & will eventually turn one off. Your daughter can either wear glasses, have alignment surgery or expect to lose vision in one eye.
Answered on Aug 5, 2017
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