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What does a cross eyed or lazy eyed person see?

What does a cross eyed or lazy eyed person see?

Amblyopia: Early on they see double vision but later on the brain shuts down on the vision of one eye so to avoid double vision it is important to diagnosic vision problems early so that the brain can learn to see with each eye e.g. Amblyopia. ...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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How to cure a crossed eye, lazy eye, ect?

How to cure a crossed eye, lazy eye, ect?

Crossed eye: This condition is some type of strabismus, and in a young child should be evaluated urgently by an ophthalmologist--an eye surgeon/md. Sometimes glasses, and sometimes glasses with patching of the better eye may do the trick. Other times eye muscle surgery is needed. There are some types of strabismus that are harder to correct. If it is for you, seek out an adult strabismologist specialist. ...Read more

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What can cause cross eyed, have a lazy eye or even loss of sight?

What can cause cross eyed, have a lazy eye or even loss of sight?

Too many causes: to list in 400 characters or less! This can occur from birth, or develop later as a result of a variety of medical conditions. ...Read more

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This cross eye aka strabismus/wandering eye symptom?

See an : Ophthalmologist . May need eye patching to correct problem ...Read more

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How can cross eyed be treated?

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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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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Eye problems with "cross eyed", what to do?

Eye problems with "cross eyed", what to do?

Time for a visit: A visit with an eye specialist can begin the process of fixing this problem.Is this new or long term? If new, the approach is different than for long term.If a new problem is ruled out, alignment can be aided by special surgery. ...Read more

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What to do about eye problems with "cross eyed"?

What to do about eye problems with "cross eyed"?

Esotropia: Some people have a tendency for their eyes to cross which they resist with active eye muscle control (esophoria). If the crossing becomes constant it is called esotropia. Depending on what age the problem began and what the underlying prescription for glasses is in each eye the problem can either be addressed with glasses, prisms, or surgery. See a strabismus specialist. ...Read more

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Why is my eye turning out if I try to go cross-eyed?

Why is my eye turning out if I try to go cross-eyed?

Not sure: Some people have accomodative insufficiency and have a hard time converging their eyes, so the eyes go back to parallel, but i can't say why they would actually turn out- unless your eyes normally have a tendency to do that. ...Read more

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Till what age babies eyes seem cross eyed? Mine is 7 mo and one of her eyes is still slightly crossed

Till what age babies eyes seem cross eyed? Mine is 7 mo and one of her eyes is still slightly crossed

Several factors: Some babies have broader noses which makes the eyes look out of alignment (when they are not). The things to notice are if one eye only seems consistent out of line - or: if when you take photos and see the "red eye" and instead of being in both eyes one is consistently dark (out of line) then there might be a problem. Ask you pediatrician if you have difficulty making this decision. ...Read more

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My 8-month-old baby girl seems a bit cross-eyed, and some said it will be back to normal as she grows older, is that right?

Depends on the situa: What appears to be crossed eyes in some kids is just a broad nasal bridge which does grow out & loose its effect over time.A light that strikes the pupil at the same spot on both from a distance would show the eyes can line up normally.Yet any time eyes seem to drift apart or cross frequently, you should have your dr check it.Failure to do so could may impair the success of treatment if needed. ...Read more

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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!! ...Read more

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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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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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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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What could cause a child to be cross eyed?

What could cause a child to be cross eyed?

Muscle imbalance: There are a group of specialized muscles that surround the base of the eye and work to point it where we look.For various reasons a kid may have the muscles not working in harmony. A pediatric ophthalmologist can sometimes push the muscles to work better through patching or glasses but at some point a surgery may be needed to line up the eyes. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I have a really noticeable cross eyed?

What to do if I have a really noticeable cross eyed?

Get it fixed: 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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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. ...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 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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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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Can cross-eyed technique of seeing 3d images hurt your eyes?

Can cross-eyed technique of seeing 3d images hurt your eyes?

Stereopsis: Crossing the eyes to improve stereopsis, aided by glasses or magnifier lenses, is usually done for such short time periods that it should not cause any damage to eyes. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain if it's normal to get cross eyed when we get drowsy?

Can any doc explain if it's normal to get cross eyed when we get drowsy?

Not normal: See your eye MD. You may have an esophoria, a strabismus condition that manifests only when one is tired or impaired. As long as the condition occurs only when a patient is drowsy, it is unlikely that surgery is required. ...Read more

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I just went swimming and my goggles have left me cross eyed. What is this?

I just went swimming and my goggles have left me cross eyed. What is this?

Not googles: Sudden onset of ocular misalignment should be examined by an ophthalmologist. This was not caused by swim googles. ...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


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