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What could cause a child to be cross eyed?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology

In brief: Usually genetics

Cross eyes or strabismus is usually a developmental disorder in infants and children.
This condition is serious and can cause significant vision loss. Please make an appointment with a pediatric ophthalmologist promptly. Good luck!

In brief: Usually genetics

Cross eyes or strabismus is usually a developmental disorder in infants and children.
This condition is serious and can cause significant vision loss. Please make an appointment with a pediatric ophthalmologist promptly. Good luck!
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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