My daughter has been going cross eyed every now and then lately. We are starting to notice that its only with one is. She is nine months old. The doctor said to give it four more weeks and call her if it hasn't fixed on its own. She said she would then have to refer her to an eye doctor and she may need a patch. Has this ever happened to anyone's child?Answer Question
I was told that because a baby doesn't have a nose bridge, it's common for them to 'look' cross-eyed when they really aren't. I KNEW something was wrong with my child's eye and for three years I took her from eye doctor to eye doctor and they all told me there was nothing wrong with her eyes and made me feel crazy. Finally, I took her to a pediatric opthamologist- who deals with eye diseases- not just prescribes glasses and he right away knew what was wrong with her. She had no depth perception and also what is called esotropia- her eye turned in. Finally! I had found someone who could help me! She didn't have to wear a patch, but she did wear glasses for a few years- strong on one side and weak on the other to strengthen the 'lazy' eye and now, she sees perfectly fine.
Don't let doctors tell you there is nothing wrong- go with your gut and get second, third, sixth opinion...
Answer by IhartU at 9:01 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
It happened to my son. He had several eye problems though. The lazy eye was one. It did fix itself by the time he was 1, but there was talk about patches. My oldest daughter had it too, but it was gone before she was 3 months. I am a bit surprised that the Dr. waited this long to do something about it. After about 4 months if lazy eye doesn't correct on it's own they need to see a specialist.
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