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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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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed is where the eyes do not both look straight ahead, but are misaligned so one or both point slightly inward. This can cause a person to have double-vision, since the two images from ...Read more


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I have a lazy eye, I was born cross-eyed and had surgery. When I was in college, I noticed that my left eye was going in a different direction. Is there anyway I can prevent the right eye from becoming lazy ?

I have a lazy eye, I was born cross-eyed and had surgery. When I was in college, I noticed that my left eye was going in a different direction. Is there anyway I can prevent the right eye from becoming lazy ?

Which eye had: surgery? If it was your 'lazy left eye' and now it's going in a different direction, it may be from studying and not resting at all hours of the night, fatigue. You do need to see your eye doctor for definitive diagnosis! If your right eye is dominant, and not moving funny, chances are high it won't move and become lazy! So, see your eye doctor, and have this evaluated further to discuss options. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person with strabismus (cross eyed people) to see clearly?

Is it possible for a person with strabismus (cross eyed people) to see clearly?

Yes: Longstanding strabismus is usually compensated for by the brain which pays attention to only one eye at a time. Recent onset of strabismus should be elevated urgently by an ophthalmologist or neurologist. ...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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Do cross-eyed people still see normally?

Do cross-eyed people still see normally?

Cross eyed people: There is no set answer. Much depends on if its congenital or acquired. Then there is the age of presentation abd family history/ there can be a "lazy" eye or malformed eye or cataract or glaucoma. Ou need to be evaluated by an ophthslmologist who is experienced in these areas or one who is a "strabismus" subspecialist. ...Read more

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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

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Am i cross eyed if i see double vision?

Am i cross eyed if i see double vision?

Maybe: You could have esotropia or exotropia if the images are horizontally displaced. You should see a pediatric ophthalmologist. They see adults with strabismus or double vision problems. ...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?

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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I suddenly went cross eyed while driving i could not see were i was going, i covered one eye and i could see properly again until i took my hand away ?

Get in to be seen: This is something involving either the muscles that point your eye or the internal brain mechanics that direct them.You need to have this assessed soon.(days)You can patch one eye, whichever works best to allow you to function until this can be sorted out. ...Read more

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My daughter has pseudostrabismus. Can it convert to strabismus? Can i prevent it somehow? How often do I take her for eye checkup? Thanks..

No: Pseudostrabismus is just the appearance that the eyes are not aligned correctly, when in reality they are. Usually it looks that way because of the skin folds around the eye being a little different one side to the other, and so the eyes just look out of line. If an eye doctor has examined and told you the alignment is fine, then it is. It won't 'convert' to strabismus, because there is no problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus is a medical condition due to weakness or paralysis of one or more muscles that control eye movement. As a result, the eyes are not aligned with each other and ...Read more


Dr. Federico Velez
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Exotropia (Definition)

Exotropia, a type of strabismus (commonly referred to as being crossed eyed), is a clinical finding in which the eyes are not aligned on the same target and instead ...Read more