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My 4yo son had bell's palsy a ~year ago. Everything is fine now, but occasionally his eye deviates. Is there a reason he goes cross-eyed somtimes?

My 4yo son had bell's palsy a ~year ago. Everything is fine now, but occasionally his eye deviates. Is there a reason he goes cross-eyed somtimes?

Unrelated phenomenon: Bell's palsy affects the seventh cranial nerve which is responsible for things such as motor movements of facial muscles, some control of the upper eyelid, control of tension on the timpanic membrane in the ear, and tearing. Eye deviation is not related to any process having to do with motor function of the seventh cranial nerve. Check with your child's pediatrician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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 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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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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

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