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Doctor insights on: Strabismus Crossed Eyes

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What makes a person have strabismus (crossed eyes)?

What makes a person have strabismus (crossed eyes)?

Need for glasses +/-: When eyes cross it can be due to an excessive amount of hyperopia (farsightedness), but many times it is because that individual just has a tendency for the eyes to not stay aligned all the time. While this isn't normal, it's not rare. Other things such as muscle palsies or trauma can also cause this but these are less common. ...Read more

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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Can strabismus (cross eyes) be fixed by lazer surgery or intraocular lenses?

Can strabismus (cross eyes) be fixed by lazer surgery or intraocular lenses?

I'm afraid not.: Neither of these surgeries will work, but there is a type of strabismus surgery that will often help. You need to seek a strabismus specialist. ...Read more

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How long does crossed eyes associated with strabismus last?

How long does crossed eyes associated with strabismus last?

Usually until treatd: Strabismus comes in many forms. Some crossing patterns are congenital and can dampen with age often during childhood. Other forms are latent or exhibit themselves during periods of higher fatigue such as late in the day or when sleepy. Many forms will persist until corrected by glasses (prism) or surgery. See your ophthalmologist for specific suggestions. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between crossed eyes, and strabismus?

I want to know what is the difference between crossed eyes, and strabismus?

Crossing one type: Strabismus is a term that applies to any type of deviation of the normal eye position. Crossing eyes is only one type of strabismus (although there can be different causes for the crossing eyes). ...Read more

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What is the difference between amblyopia(lazy eye) and strabismus(cross eyed)?

Big diffrence: Crossed eyes, may result in amblyopia of the eye less used. The brain will mask the image form that eye so patient doesn't see double. Crossed eyes in children less than 2 years old need to be straightened as soon as possible after reasonable amblyopia therapy if present. If eyes are straightened before age 2 3d visison usually develops. Between 2-4 it drops significantly. >4 not possible. ...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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Can someone become cross-eyed if they damaged their eyes by reading at night or so?

Can someone become cross-eyed if they damaged their eyes by reading at night or so?

Eye Don't Think So: I suppose if you held a book in each hand and tried to read the book on the right with your left eye and the book on the left with your right eye, you might have a problem.But otherwise, assuming normal eye innervation and coordination and proper posture and lighting, reading at night should nor pose a problem unless it's at the computer or tablet.That's a whole other thing: eyestrain, fatigue,etc ...Read more

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Can eyes get stuck cross eyed if you go cross eyed?

Can eyes get stuck cross eyed if you go cross eyed?

No: Some can hold eyes cross eyed for some time but they will go back to their natural position when will power to do this stops. For sure, after a nights sleep, they will normalize. ...Read more

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Sometimes my eyes go cross-eyed (when I don't try to do it). What should I do?

Sometimes my eyes go cross-eyed (when I don't try to do it). What should I do?

See an eye doctor: This should not be happening and could be a sign of something sinister. See an ophthalmologist to have it sorted out. ...Read more

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. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more