My Son's eye seems cross eyed?

Heidi - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son's right eye most of the time looks as if one eye is a bit smaller and turned inward. We have visited his pediatrician, she thinks it's normal... on the other hand I feel like I need a second opinion from an eye specialist. this has been on going ever since he was born. For 2 months he could barely open his right eye. And now that he is 19 months this is how it looks. So if any moms know anything or have any advice please let me know. Thank you.

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Megan - posted on 07/03/2015

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my son is now 2 yrs old we first started noticing his eye when he was 8 months I told his pediatrician at his 9 month check up and she said it was normal. We thought it was getting worse but since she told us it was normal I didn't bring it up at his 12month apt. Then at his 18 month check up she asked me is I ever notice his eye turn in. I was irritated at the least but told her yes! We took him to an pediatric ophthalmologist a month later. He has Accommodative Esotropia has to wear glasses to straighten out his eye to help his vision develop properly. The ophthalmologist said some turning is normal up until the child is about 4 months old after that if you still notice it or even occasionally notice it you should have your child check out.

Melissa - posted on 09/09/2009

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When my son was about 9 months old, several people mentioned to me that it looked like he had a lazy eye. My pediatrician suggested just to be safe to see an eye doctor. He played games with Evan & said that nothing was wrong & to bring him back at 3 years old for a normal screening. I was nervous because people were mentioning surgery to me but I felt better once I met with the doctor. Good luck to you.

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sounds like a lazy eye (I cant remember the medical term for it) an eye will either turn inward or outward depending on which muscle is weaker. For most kids it fixes itself within the first few years, but just to be sure I would find yourself an optomatrist.



I had it as a child but back then they would suggest surgery right away (I was three when they did! eek!) now they play the wait and see if it will correct itself.



I'm not sure what is covered where you are but here we can take our kids in once a year to get our kids eyes checked. Find an optomatrist that works well with kids.

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