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Dr. Federico Velez
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Exotropia (Definition)

Exotropia is when the eyes look away from each other. It is persistent and usually occurs from childhood issues of eye position or refraction. In adults it may result from injury, tumors, vascular anomalies and diseases such as thyroid disease. It it occurs recently, an ...Read more


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What does a cross-eyed or lazy eyed person see?

What does a cross-eyed or lazy eyed person see?

Amblyopia: Early on they see double vision but later on the brain shuts down on the vision of one eye so to avoid double vision it is important to diagnosic vision problems early so that the brain can learn to see with each eye e.g. Amblyopia. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person with strabismus (cross-eyed people) to see clearly?

Is it possible for a person with strabismus (cross-eyed people) to see clearly?

Yes: Longstanding strabismus is usually compensated for by the brain which pays attention to only one eye at a time. Recent onset of strabismus should be elevated urgently by an ophthalmologist or neurologist. ...Read more

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Am I cross-eyed if I see double vision?

Am I cross-eyed if I see double vision?

Maybe: You could have esotropia or exotropia if the images are horizontally displaced. You should see a pediatric ophthalmologist. They see adults with strabismus or double vision problems. ...Read more

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Just got new glasses feel like I'm see cross-eyed but I'm not actually cross-eyed. Hard to focus on computer work. Never took this long to adjust befo?

Just got new glasses feel like I'm see cross-eyed but I'm not actually cross-eyed. Hard to focus on computer work. Never took this long to adjust befo?

Return to eye doc...: You need to return to your eye doctor with your new glasses so your eye doctor can make sure you received the right prescription. Your eye doctor can check your new glasses and make sure the prescription is right. If your glasses are the right prescription, then return to the place they were made and have them adjusted again. Sometimes all it takes is a minor adjustment and you'll see fine again!! ...Read more

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I suddenly went cross-eyed while driving I could not see where I was going, I covered one eye and I could see properly again until I took my hand away?

Get in to be seen: This is something involving either the muscles that point your eye or the internal brain mechanics that direct them. You need to have this assessed soon.(days)You can patch one eye, whichever works best to allow you to function until this can be sorted out. ...Read more

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How long will it take for eyes to be straight after strabismus surgery?

How long will it take for eyes to be straight after strabismus surgery?

Depends...: Ask your eye surgeon. It depends on how deviated the eyes were before. If he or she used adjustable sutures, it may be necessary to touch up your surgical correction. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility of someone becoming cross-eyed though they weren't born that way?

Is there a possibility of someone becoming cross-eyed though they weren't born that way?

Yes: There are both worrisome and transient problems that can give rise to this problem. To rule out the bad issues, brain imaging is usually required after your history and exam is reviewed by your doc. I've seen this with a transient viral infection involving the nerves controlling the eye muscles. It can also represent a stroke or tumor. ...Read more

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Sometimes my eyes go cross-eyed (when I don't try to do it). What should I do?

Sometimes my eyes go cross-eyed (when I don't try to do it). What should I do?

See an eye doctor: This should not be happening and could be a sign of something sinister. See an ophthalmologist to have it sorted out. ...Read more

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Why does my baby look cross-eyed?

Why does my baby look cross-eyed?

Usually temporary: New babies often have disconjugate gaze (the eyes don't look in the same direction), especially if they are not trying to look at anything. The gaze should straighten out over the first 3 months, but parents should let the doctor know at the 2-week, 1-month, & 2-month check-ups about the gaze. Babies with disconjugate gaze after 3 months, or who have additional symptoms, should see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause a cross-eyed feeling?

What can cause a cross-eyed feeling?

Usually developmenta: Cross-eyes or strabismus is a condition where the eye muscles do not work together. There are many causes. Please see an eye doctor for a proper diagnosis and have a great day. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to wake up cross-eyed?

What could cause someone to wake up cross-eyed?

Cross eyed: Underlying strabismus, acquired causes including cranial nerve palsies due to diabetes/hypertension/ aneurysm/ stroke/ other neurological disease/ trauma/ certain meds/ many other causes. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my baby looks cross-eyed?

Should I be worried that my baby looks cross-eyed?

Yes: It is normal for young infants, under 4 months of age, to periodically look cross-eyed. Older children should be promptly evaluated to rule out more serious eye conditions which could include vision problems. Catarracts, or even tumors. Sometimes the baby's nasal bridge gives the false appearance of cross-eye, this is known as pseudostrabismus. ...Read more

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Are babies born cross-eyed?

Are babies born cross-eyed?

No: But, their eyes do not always move together. Which is very normal until about 9 months of age. However, if one eye is constantly looking in one direction, the child should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why are so many Asian babies cross-eyed?

Cross Eye:: Look at the reflection of the light on pupils; it should be the same on both eyeballs. Don't look at how eyes appear — the epicanthal fold gives a false cross-eye appearance. ...Read more

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How to cure cross-eyed without surgery?

How to cure cross-eyed without surgery?

Glasses, sometimes: You can break down crossed eyes into 2 basic types. One type can be fixed with glasses and one type requires surgery. If your child has the type that can only be corrected with surgery, don't be afraid of this procedure. However, i always believe a second opinion is in order prior to make this decision. That opinion should be with a pediatric ophthalmologist, frequently found in larger cities. ...Read more

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Getting cross-eyed when looking at the laptop?

Getting cross-eyed when looking at the laptop?

May need glasses: See an eye care specialist for an exam and refraction for glasses and have a great day. ...Read more

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What could make glasses give me a cross-eyed feeling?

What could make glasses give me a cross-eyed feeling?

Have an eye exam.: Eyeglass precriptions especially if they are incorrect can give the feeling of cross eyes or strabismus. There are other causes so please see an eye doctor promptly and have a great day. ...Read more

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How to prevent people from seeing that you are cross-eyed?

How to prevent people from seeing that you are cross-eyed?

Surgery: Crossed eyes are difficult to mask without dark glasses or surgical correction. Those with mildly crossed eyes can wear glasses that have prisms to force the crossed eye to look straight. Moderate to severe crossing requires surgical correction in youth; in adults with longstanding crossed eyes, surgery can be performed to improve the cosmetic appearance. ...Read more

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Does sitting too close to the desktop screen make people cross-eyed?

Permanently no: Temporarily while you're doing it maybe, but not permanently. We're talking inches from the monitor though. Normal distance, even if it's a bit close, will not make you cross-eyed, unless you have some sort of eye muscle problem to begin with. ...Read more

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Can sitting too close to the laptop or television make people cross-eyed?

Can sitting too close to the laptop or television make people cross-eyed?

No: That's an old wives tale! Hard on eyes to sit too close and may cause eye strain and a headache, but this will resolve. ...Read more

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Is there in any way possible for someone to be cross-eyed forever? I hope not. I've been thinking about it lately, really bugging me.

Is there in any way possible for someone to be cross-eyed forever? I hope not. I've been thinking about it lately, really bugging me.

Exceptionally: Most misaligned eyes can be treated to produce binocular vision, either by prism or surgical correction. In some less common conditions, such as paralytic strabismus, traumatic, or from a central nervous system cause, the misaligned eyes may always be misaligned. An ophthalmologic examination is the best starting point for diagnosis and management. Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep having spells where I faint or nearly faint.my BP goes up mildly and when I wake up my sight is blurry and I'm told I'm cross-eyed.yamiseeneuro?

I keep having spells where I faint or nearly faint.my BP goes up mildly and when I wake up my sight is blurry and I'm told I'm cross-eyed.yamiseeneuro?

May want to see a: Neuro-ophthalmologist. This is someone who is training as neurologist but specialty work our fellowship in ophthalmology. They can assess both parts of your condition of fainting, lower or higher blood pressure, and cross side and visual blurriness. You will get two for the price of one! This will save you time and having to re-explain your symptoms to two different Doctors. You can have one person solve it all for you. ...Read more

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I just went swimming and my goggles have left me cross-eyed. What is this?

I just went swimming and my goggles have left me cross-eyed. What is this?

Not googles: Sudden onset of ocular misalignment should be examined by an ophthalmologist. This was not caused by swim googles. ...Read more

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Why is my eye turning out if I try to go cross-eyed?

Not sure: Some people have accomodative insufficiency and have a hard time converging their eyes, so the eyes go back to parallel, but I can't say why they would actually turn out- unless your eyes normally have a tendency to do that. ...Read more

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How do you become cross-eyed?

How do you become cross-eyed?

Different reasons: While most cases of crossed eyes are inborn, there are a few that may be acquired after birth. Paralysis of one of the eye muscle nerves may cause this. That can be caused by different disease, including stroke, tumors, demyelinating illnesses etc. ...Read more

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How can cross-eyed be treated?

Many ways: Glasses, prism glasses, surgery on eye muscles. Patching the strong eye can help sometimes. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based ...Read more


Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed = strabismus = esotropia = condition in which one or both eyes are turned ...Read more