J.C. asks from Chicago, IL on August 30, 2010
Possible Lazy Eye?
if one eye crosses over towards the middle is it considered lazy eye? does anyone have some good exercises for a 22 month old or will it go back to normal? thanks!
T.T. answers from Chicago on September 06, 2010
you need to go see a doc. its a sign ( possible sign) of other issues. I know 2 kids that need to wear glasses because they have the same issue and their vision was terrible. This is an important stage of development. you want them to be able to see well and everything can be fixed easier the earlier it is caught...good luck !
V.C. answers from Dallas on August 30, 2010
My son has amblyopia and his eyelid drops when he is tired. I would take him to pediatric opthamologist and get professional advice. Some eye conditions can be easily corrected if caught early. Later, the therapies may not be as effective.
Good luck and God bless,
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J.G. answers from San Antonio on August 30, 2010
I had a lazy eye diagnosed at age 3 (caught early). From what I have heard, lazy eye has NOTHING to do with crossing. Take your kiddo to the doctor (specialist).
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T.N. answers from Albany on August 30, 2010
No, crossing eyes is a different condition from lazy eyes (amblyopia), for this your eye doctor will prescribe special glasses with a prism. Time to take him to the eye dr Mom! Good Luck!
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M.O. answers from Chicago on August 31, 2010
Yes that sounds exactly like a lazy eye. It will not go back to normal without help. There are glasses and exercises that make a HUGE difference. Start NOW. BTW - I have, and grew up with, a lazy eye. All I had was a patch to cover my good eye to "train" my lazy eye - this was insufficient and to this day, I do not use my lazy eye - have little to no 3d vision and would basically be legally blind if anything happened to my good eye - Intervention is worth it!
S.M. answers from Rockford on August 31, 2010
I just had my 'recently turned two' to the eye dr. today. She has her vision checked yearly since she was born a preemie. The dr. found her to be very far-sighted. As soon as we got there, the question I was asked over and over again was "Do her eyes ever cross or appear to cross?". I was told that she will need glasses due to her far-sightedness, and that if she doesn't get them and wear them, it could effect her vision of things both far and near, and her eyes could begin to cross. I would say to definitely get your little one to a very good eye dr. asap. Good luck!
K.M. answers from Chicago on August 31, 2010
You need to see a eye doctor most likely the one eye is stronger than the other. they will most likely patch or give glasses. they patch the stronger eye
D.F. answers from Chicago on September 01, 2010
my son had the same thing and we took him in at 2 years old. You should take him in to be looked at they will try all sorts of things to correct it like patching or even glasses. The younger the better. My son patched for a few years and then wore glasses for 1 year and a half. It was much better, but still not 100%. Then early this year he had to have the surgery to correct it. He is doing very good now. But, I was told the earlier the better because you may be able to correct the situation without surgery later on.
G.S. answers from Chicago on August 31, 2010
If you can get to Crown Point. Dr. Bruce Smith is a specialist that works with children. He is great and can answer all your questions. You want to take care of this sooner than later. I have Amblyopia myself. Wore a patch over my good eye to help correct if from 3 until 5. Don't know what they do now. A side note if your child is diagnosed, they will have depth perception problems which the brain adjusts for but hitting a ball is REALLY hard. Found that out when I was in my psych class in college. Explained a lot about my gym class experiences.