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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Overview)

Cross eyed = strabismus = esotropia = condition in which one or both eyes are turned inward toward the nose.


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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

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
214 Doctors shared insights

Cross Eyed (Overview)

Cross eyed = strabismus = esotropia = condition in which one or both eyes are turned inward toward the nose.


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How does someone become permanently cross-eyed?

How does someone become permanently cross-eyed?

Congenital: Being cross eyes is something one is born with and is related to "lazy eye" or what we call amblyopia and strabismus (muscle problem with the eyes). Trauma can cause this, but that would be a rare and due to severe trauma. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Cross eyed (Tip)

Strabismus can be treated effectively. ...See more

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist as soon as possible
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Wear glasses as recommended
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Follow patching regimen if prescribed
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Name the various tests for strabismus (cross eye).?

Name the various tests for strabismus (cross eye).?

Sensorimotor exam: The sensorimotor exam checks
the extra ocular movements and measures deviation of the eyes with special lenses called prisms.
Checks depth perception or tridimentional vision (titmus or randot test). ...Read more

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When I read I seem to go cross-eyed. Do you know any eye exercises that can help?

When I read I seem to go cross-eyed. Do you know any eye exercises that can help?

Possibly: Please see your eye doctor to make sure that you have the coreect eyeglass prescription if any. You may also need to see a eye muscle specialist (strabismus specialist). Speak to your eye doctr and good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Cross eyed (Tip)

Go to an eye doctor if you have first time adult onset strabismus. ...See more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do not rub your eye
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Does anal sex or oral sex during pregnancy cause strabismus in newborn? If not this than what causes cross eyed'ness in newborn.

Does anal sex or oral sex during pregnancy cause strabismus in newborn? If not this than what causes cross eyed'ness in newborn.

No!: There is no association with those acts and birth defects (of which strabismus is not). A small number of newborns have strabismus at birth but usually out grow it by 12 months. If you are concerned that it is not improving you can discuss it with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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If a child is cross eyed, does that mean he is blind in one eye?

If a child is cross eyed, does that mean he is blind in one eye?

No: But it can mean that 1 of tue eyes might have greatly diminished vision. This child should be taken as soon as possible to a pediatric ophthalmologist.
He or she will determine if glasses alone will keep the eyes straight or surgery is required. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Wieder Dr. Wieder
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Cross eyed (Tip)

It's very important for children with strabismus to follow closely with their ophthalmologist. ...See more

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect your lazy eye
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Get an annual eye exam
Yearly
If your condition is severe, use low vision aids
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I'm cross-eyed. Are there any good treatments for this?

Surgery: I'm sorry this was neglected when you were a kid. This is a major professional liability in today's world and whether or not it might improve your vision, you should have cosmetic surgery for it. ...Read more

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Help doctors! What're the treatments for strabismus (cross eye)?

Depends on the type.: There are many causes for strabismus and management is different for children and for adults. Treatments include observation, patching, glasses, medication, and surgery, depending on the cause, severity, and type of strabismus. Eye patching in children should only be done under the guidance of your eye doctor, as patching can cause amblyopia (lazy eye). ...Read more

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Cross eyed (Tip)

It's not too old 2have eye ms surgery. Strabismus can hinder social interaction, job, self confidence. ...See more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover your eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
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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. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of crossed eyes?

What is the best way to get rid of crossed eyes?

3 options: There are many different causes for crossed eyes. Depending on the cause, the problem may go away by itself, glasses may be needed, eye exercises may help, and sometimes surgery may be necessary. An ophthalmologist would determine the exact cause of the crossed eyes and suggest the best way to solve the problem. ...Read more

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Cross eyed (Tip)

Can anything be done for strabismus in adults? ...See more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
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Reduce alcohol intake
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Can you make yourself be cross-eyed forever?

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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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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Cross eyed (Tip)

Eye muscle exercises and glasses may be helpful with mild strabismus prior to surgery as treatment. ...See more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
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See your doctor to determine if your pink eye is allergic, viral, or bacterial
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Do not use someone else's eye drops
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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

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Cross eyed (Tip)

Do see an ophthalmologist to rule out amblyopia (poor visual development). Do seek treatment. ...See more

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Sudden cross eyed vision vision?

Sudden cross eyed vision vision?

Could be many things: If this happens, see a doctor immediately. It could be decompensation of a pre-existing muscle balance problem. It could also be a stoke that can cause this, but less likely and far more dangerous. Again to sort this out, please have an exam. ...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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Cross eyed (Tip)

Even though you are using one eye, you still have depth perception. ...See 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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Cross eyed (Tip)

Depending on age, eye exercises, prisms (glasses) and then surgery would be the sequence to follow. ...See more

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Can someone randomly become cross-eyed?

Can someone randomly become cross-eyed?

No: Some people have a tendency for the eyes to cross. This is called a phoria and is very common. For these people the eyes cross when they are distracted or tired. ...Read more

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Do cross-eyed people still see normally?

Do cross-eyed people still see normally?

No: They usually lack depth perception and may have decreased vision in one or both eyes. ...Read more

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Cross eyed (Tip)

Make sure glasses, patching, and/or drops are used consistently as prescribed by your eye doctor. ...See more

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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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Cross eyed (Tip)

They are using some non surgical approaches to treating this. ...See 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


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