Lazy eye

Jennifer - posted on 03/07/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Brody is 2 1/2 months old. I have been told by friends and family he has an eye that looks at his nose. If you see my profile pic u can see it. Does anyone know if this could be a something forever? I have appt on thursday for him anyways. Bu it makes me think I didnt do something right grr.

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Louise - posted on 03/09/2011

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This is easily treated with an eye patch on his good eye to strengthen his lazy eye. This is nothing to worry about and quite common. A friend of mine has three kids and all three have had the same thing. You are doing the best thing by getting him seen early as you can start treatment immediately, hense stop treatment hopefully before he goes to school.

Neva - posted on 03/08/2011

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There is nothing to worry about. A lot of babies have an eye that "drifts" at that age. If he still is doing that at 4 months then his pediatrician might want him checked by an ophthalmologist, this is pretty common at his young age.

Alison - posted on 03/07/2011

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Don't worry, lots of kids have a lazy eye- if it is that. The eyes move independently at first and the brain learns to use then together. It may just be that your little mans brain is still learning. My son had a slight turn in his eye. He wore glasses for a while but now wheres contact lenses but more for his short sightedness. He'll be 21 in 2 weeks and is engaged to be married - his fiance doesn't think it's done his good looks any harm!

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