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Cross Eyed Eye
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer