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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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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.

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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.

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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!!

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I suddenly went cross eyed while driving I could not see were 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 making this decision. That opinion should be with a pediatric ophthalmologist, frequently found in larger cities.

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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.

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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.

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