Lazy eye

Jamie - posted on 04/28/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




It has been just recently that my daughters left eye is drifting and it looks like she is going cross eyed. It is mostly when she is focusing on things. I have no idea if its lazy eye or her eye is working too hard. Anyone else have this problem, or could give me advice?


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Stefanie - posted on 04/29/2009




hi there, i had a lazy eye myself an had it operated on at 18 months old, my eye was quite bad and the operation didnt fix it compeletly, but as ive grown up my muscles have improved, i still have a lazy eye wen im very tired even though its barely noticable, its been hard as people do laugh an some take it further and bully which does nothin for ya confidence, especially bein a girl makes ya very self concious. i would definately take ur daughter to c someone as there are many things they can do, after my ops i gad a eye patch which covers the gud eye and makes the weaker eye work harder to build the muscles, so thers loads they can 21 now an even though my eyes are fine im still self concious bout them so if it is a lazy eye id definately get it seen to sooner rather then later. stefanie xxx

Angela - posted on 04/29/2009




My sister-in-law had a lazy eye growing up and the dr gave her glasses to correct it. It worked for her,you cant tell now she ever had a problem.I think your daughter is to the age now where it should be checked just in case it is a lazy eye.Hope it goes ok. :)

Sara - posted on 04/29/2009




You should have her eyes examined if you are concerned. In the US, all babies under a year old can get a free eye exam. It's perfectly normal for babies eyes to not quite work together when they are really small, but I would consider if a red flag if it is happening at several months old. Take her to the eye doctor, or even just your pediatrician and they can refer you to someone.

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take her to an eye doctor soon. My son is 11 and has a lazy left eye slao but the is nothing they can do because its to late. They told me if I had taken him to the dr. sooner they could have done therapy. He tends to close his left eye when he reads, and he cant judge distance, but it doesn't wander. I hope everything turns out ok good luck

Robyn - posted on 04/28/2009




Get a referral to a pediatric opthamologist, if its lazy eye it can be fixed! My little dude has problems with his eyelid drooping badly, and the opthamologist was fabulous.

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