A 38-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what can my daughter do if she has crossed eyes and refuses to wear glasses?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Jack Sipperley
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
8
8 thanks
Dr. James Ferguson
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

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Allergies?: This time of year, allergies are a big source of eye irritation. In someone young, it's a likely cause. An visit to the ophthalmologist is recommend ... Read More
1
1 thank
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
45 years experience Ophthalmology
It : It may or may not worsen, but it will not improve without wearing correction. Perhaps contact lenses would be a better solution. Ask your eye doctor ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
If this is a new: problem and goes away after a short time of being awake and doesn't return all day,it may just be increased secretions over the eye from sleep.However ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
Make sure the new: glasses are adjusted well on her nose ridge and at the right distance from her eyeballs. And make sure the prescription is allowing her to read well. ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month