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Why do my baby's eyes wander?

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In brief: Normal early on

It is quite normal for a newborn's eyes to wander. If the eyes do not move well together by about 6-8 weeks of life she needs to be evaluated.

In brief: Normal early on

It is quite normal for a newborn's eyes to wander. If the eyes do not move well together by about 6-8 weeks of life she needs to be evaluated.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics

In brief: Could be strabismus

In the first couple of months, it is possible for your baby's eyes to cross due to immaturity of the nervous system. It takes a couple of months for both eyes to work well together. After about 3 months, your baby should not routinely be crossing his eyes.
If so, a "lazy eye" could be a condition called "strabismus" that can be caused by weak eye muscles or other vision problems.

In brief: Could be strabismus

In the first couple of months, it is possible for your baby's eyes to cross due to immaturity of the nervous system. It takes a couple of months for both eyes to work well together. After about 3 months, your baby should not routinely be crossing his eyes.
If so, a "lazy eye" could be a condition called "strabismus" that can be caused by weak eye muscles or other vision problems.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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