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Should eyes track together?

Should eyes track together?

Yes: Except the first couple of months of life in an newborn the eyes should track together. If the eyes deviate sometimes it is an "intermittent" deviation. If full time it is a full deviation. If this is in children in needs immediate attention by an eye md. ...Read more

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What does it mean "your eyes do not track together"?

What does it mean "your eyes do not track together"?

Binocular vision: Think of the brain as a computer (cpu) that receives input from both eyes to simultaneously see in 3d and in focus. Both eyes need to move in rhythm for this and also properly aligned therein. There are various ocular to neural causes for poor tracking that need to be investigated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your baby's eyes do not track together?

What does it mean if your baby's eyes do not track together?

Could be important: Depends a lot on the age. For the first few weeks of life, it is common for the eyes to appear misaligned and "not track well" together. After a couple months, most babies will fixate well and the eyes track well together. Mention the symptom to your pediatrician, and see if a referral to an eye md or pediatric ophthalmologist is advisable. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your baby's "eyes do not track together"?

What does it mean if your baby's "eyes do not track together"?

Depends: Babies eyes do not need to completely track together until around nine months of age. If the eye exam is otherwise normal, and your child is under 9 months of age, i would follow. If one eye is constantly looking in one direction, that is different, and the child should be seen. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Eyes do not track together?

What is the definition or description of: Eyes do not track together?

Strabismus.: This is a laymans description of an eye muscle disorder that can be diagnosed and treated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Baby's eyes not focusing or tracking well, what is the problem?

Baby's eyes not focusing or tracking well, what is the problem?

Depends: Very young infants in the first week or so of life may not appear to focus or track well. Full term infants should look at faces and focus some on objectsfly 2 weeks old if they are the right distance from their eyes. Many infants will cross their eyes at times, but that should stop by 6 months old. Any other concerns should prompt a visit to the baby's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Headaches. Random numbness in hands, feet, arm, leg, face and back. Urinary & digestive track issues. Vision focus issues. Pain behind eyes. Ms?

Headaches. Random numbness in hands, feet, arm, leg, face and back. Urinary & digestive track issues. Vision focus issues. Pain behind eyes. Ms?

Possibly: Multiple sclerosis can present with a multitude of different symptoms. Certainly some of which you have mentioned. Given the number of complaints you have, i would suggest prompt neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

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36yoF, WBC 11k, CRP 20. 3 wks fatigue, GI upset, occ headache, 3x night sweats. Now waking up dizzy and nauseated, eyes slow to track fast obj. Help. ?

36yoF, WBC 11k, CRP 20. 3 wks fatigue, GI upset, occ headache, 3x night sweats. Now waking up dizzy and nauseated, eyes slow to track fast obj. Help. ?

Many issues: Please start with a visit to your Primary doctor. You will be examined and laboratory studies ordered. If the results don't carefully help you improve your Primary doctor should take care of you and also refer you to a Psychologist to help you through some of your issues. Please keep me posted. Wish you well. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "eye tracking dysfunction"?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "eye tracking dysfunction"?

Questionable term: This is a common term used by optometrists who define this to indicate that somehow the eyes do not work well together. It is part of a workup they have devised to try and get the naive into programs of 'optometric visual therapy' which is an expensive exercise in generally futile but lucrative office examinations and "treatments" ...Read more

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10 week old sometimes avoids eye contact (particularly while being held). Other times, he coos,smiles n tracks well but mostly while lying down. Help?

10 week old sometimes avoids eye contact (particularly while being held).
Other times, he coos,smiles n tracks well but mostly while lying down. Help?

Development varies: slightly with each infant, and if he is making good eye contact while lying down, cooing and smiling, it sounds like he is on track. It may be that when he is upright, there are so many more sights to see that his eye contact with you is intermittent, compared to looking at you vs a boring ceiling when lying down. Keep talking and interacting with you baby, but share concerns at next check up. ...Read more

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I have my first appointment with a neuro ophthalmologist tomorrow because of eye tracking issues. What will happen at this appointment?

I have my first appointment with a neuro ophthalmologist tomorrow because of eye tracking issues. What will happen at this appointment?

Examination: A neuro-ophthalmologist is a specialist in the interaction between the nervous system and eye function. You will have a complete eye examination, an emphasis on eye motion, probably a field of vision test and if anything is positive you might have some radiological exams ordered. The testing is low stress, many consider fun, and you can have tracking dysfunction evaluated. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Could dry contact lenses cause issues with eye tracking when being examined for concussion? PT said some difficulty tracking w left eye.

Could dry contact lenses cause issues with eye tracking when being examined for concussion? PT said some difficulty tracking w left eye.

No, your PT was: checking your cranial nerves, which include those to all the muscles that move your eyes about in different directions. So, see your doctor for a neurological exam if you don't know whether your " visual tracking" problem pre-existed, or was present, prior to your injury. ...Read more

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Both of my eyes are red and mucus is coming out eyes be stuck together?

Both of my eyes are red and mucus is coming out eyes be stuck together?

Virus?/cold soaks: May be caused by a virus. Try cold soaks, make sure to wash your hands well with soap/water to prevent spreading this. Get checked by an eye dr if persists more than a couple of days or if you're uncomfortable. ...Read more

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My son has a runny eyes, when he sleep. And wakes up with his eyes shut together .... Help?

My son has a runny eyes, when he sleep. And wakes up with his eyes shut together .... Help?

Conjunctivitis: Your child has conjunctivitis. If it occurs only at night there may be something in his bedroom that he is allergic to. One of the chief culprits could be stuffed animals. See your doctor for eyedrops after you have baby proof the bedroom. ...Read more

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My son has a runny eyes, when he sleep. And wakes up with his eyes shut together .... Help?

My son has a runny eyes, when he sleep. And wakes up with his eyes shut together .... Help?

Sounds like: Blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids). This is a rare phenomenon that is caused by unusual activity of a nervous mechanism in the brain, basically of unknown cause. It may only be temporary but if it persists you should seek help. ...Read more

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My eyes are red and in pain. When i wake up my eyelashes stick together samething is coming out of my eyes?

My eyes are red and in pain. When i wake up my eyelashes stick together samething is coming out of my eyes?

Blepharitis: Its a chronic condition like dandruff- your lashes/lids have crusting from the glands. Scrub your lashes clean with baby shampoo every morning, and consider antibiotic ointment on your lashes at bedtime. Omega 3 oils supplementsalso helpful. ...Read more

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