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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.

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Dr. Federico Velez
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Exotropia (Definition)

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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.

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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.

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Why does my baby look cross-eyed?

Why does my baby look cross-eyed?

Usually temporary: New babies often have disconjugate gaze (the eyes don't look in the same direction), especially if they are not trying to look at anything. The gaze should straighten out over the first 3 months, but parents should let the doctor know at the 2-week, 1-month, & 2-month check-ups about the gaze. Babies with disconjugate gaze after 3 months, or who have additional symptoms, should see an eye doctor.

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What can cause a cross-eyed feeling?

What can cause a cross-eyed feeling?

Usually developmenta: Cross-eyes or strabismus is a condition where the eye muscles do not work together. There are many causes. Please see an eye doctor for a proper diagnosis and have a great day.

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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.

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What can cause one to become cross-eyed?

What can cause one to become cross-eyed?

Many issues: Decreased or poor vision in one eye, past history of crossed eye with or without survery, eye trauma, neurologic disease, strokes, and many other issues can cause someone to develop crossed eyes.

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Can someone suddenly wake up cross eyed?

Can someone suddenly wake up cross eyed?

Yes: And they should proceed directly to the emergency department.

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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.

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Can you make yourself be cross-eyed forever?

Can you make yourself be cross-eyed forever?

No: Crossed eyes or strabismus us usually a genetic phenomenon. Can also be caused by a stroke or other brain problems.

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What could cause someone to wake up cross eyed?

What could cause someone to wake up cross eyed?

Cross eyed: Underlying strabismus, acquired causes including cranial nerve palsies due to diabetes/hypertension/ aneurysm/ stroke/ other neurological disease/ trauma/ certain meds/ many other causes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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)

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