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My daughters eyes were crossing

I’ve learned very recently that eye crossing in young children is somewhat of a common occurrence. It normally shows up when they’re around the age of two and will not clear up on its own without treatment. I first noticed my daughters eyes crossing around the age of 2 ½. For one reason or another I thought it was just a fluke and even remembered seeing a photo of myself around that age with cross eyes with no recollection of needing any treatment. I figured out, hopefully not too late that her eyes do in fact need treatment and that it could be detrimental to put it off any longer.

There are different types of what most people would refer to as “lazy eye”. In my daughters case it is both eyes but never at the same time that cross. After learning of her diagnosis, it was a bit surprising to find out that there were so many different types of “eye crossing conditions”. Hers in particular is Esotropia. This is where the eyes cross inward, and never outward. Sometimes they don’t cross at all. I learned that, they actually are always crossed just not as severely from one moment to the next. Her treatment thus far is prescription glasses, I hope she won't be needing surgery to correct it.

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MegL wrote on August 13, 2014, 9:21 AM

My granddaughter had a lazy eye and had to wear patches to correct it until she was seven years old. It improved greatly with wearing the patches, so it was worth making sure she wore them. She will always need glasses but she is very good about wearing them.

Stinalee31 wrote on August 14, 2014, 11:04 AM

lol sorry, looked smaller before I posted it

Stinalee31 wrote on August 14, 2014, 11:05 AM

My daughter is iffy about wearing her glasses, sometimes she likes them but a lot of the time she wants nothing to do with them, I'm hoping I can get her love them!!

Feisty56 wrote on August 20, 2014, 9:39 PM

I hope the prescription glasses are all the correction she will need.

cheri wrote on February 2, 2015, 1:53 AM

Good thing that you are a very concerned mom who really checks and monitors your child's condition. In that case, situation will not get worse.