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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

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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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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 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

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 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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Cross eyed (Tip)

It's very important for children with strabismus to follow closely with their ophthalmologist. ...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 eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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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)

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

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
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Get annual eye exam
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Use low vision aids if severe
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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)

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

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
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Reduce alcohol intake
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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


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