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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