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

Can sitting too close too 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

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

Does sitting too close too 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 its 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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What can cause one to become cross-eyed?

What can cause one to become cross-eyed?

Many issues: Decreased or poor vision in one eye, past history of crossed eye with or without survery, eye trauma, neurologic disease, strokes, and many other issues can cause someone to develop crossed eyes. ...Read more

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Can you make yourself be cross-eyed forever?

No: Crossed eyes or strabismus us usually a genetic phenomenon. Can also be caused by a stroke or other brain problems. ...Read more

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Vision went cross eyed for like 20 to 30 seconds, then went away. What caused this, I'm scared?

Vision went cross eyed for like 20 to 30 seconds, then went away.   What caused this, I'm scared?

Do you have Migraine: If you are otherwise healthy, No High BP, Diabetes, High Cholesterol then Chances are this was NOT Ministroke. Some times Migraine Varient behaves like this. Best thing is to get checked by your Physician/ Ophthalmologist. ...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?

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. ...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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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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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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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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Can eyes get stuck cross eyed if you go cross eyed?

Can eyes get stuck cross eyed if you go cross eyed?

No: Some can hold eyes cross eyed for some time but they will go back to their natural position when will power to do this stops. For sure, after a nights sleep, they will normalize. ...Read more

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Could contact lenses stop people from being cross eyed?

Could contact lenses stop people from being cross eyed?

In some cases: If the crossing is due to undercorrected farsightedness, then contacts (or glasses) will help keep the eyes straight. ...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