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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Overview)

Cross eyed is where the eyes do not both look straight ahead, but are misaligned so one or both point slightly inward. This can cause a person to have double-vision, since the two images from the eyes are misaligned.


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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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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
207 doctors shared insights

Cross Eyed (Overview)

Cross eyed is where the eyes do not both look straight ahead, but are misaligned so one or both point slightly inward. This can cause a person to have double-vision, since the two images from the eyes are misaligned.


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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

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Tip)

Treating Crossed Eyes

Strabismus can be treated effectively. ...See more

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist ASAP
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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

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Tip)

Treating Crossed Eyes

Go to an eye doctor if you have first time adult onset strabismus. ...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 eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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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

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus is a medical condition due to weakness or paralysis of one or more muscles that control eye movement. As a result, the eyes are not aligned with each other and ...Read more


Dr. Federico Velez
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Exotropia (Definition)

Exotropia, a type of strabismus (commonly referred to as being crossed eyed), is a clinical finding in which the eyes are not aligned on the same target and instead ...Read more