Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mommy | 2009-04-17


Crossed eyes

Hi doc. My 2 yr old son' s right eye turns in and we have only started noticing it around 18 months. Our pead referred him to an eye specialists who tested his eyes. His right eye has slightly worse sight than the left one and he prescribed corrective glasses (+3.5 in right eye and +2.0 in left eye). He has been wearing them since October last year. However, his eye still turns in still, even with the glasses on. The specialist said that we must give it time (we go to him every 3 months for an assessment). I have read up a lot on the internet and somebody else told my about behavioural optomitrists that correct squints with vision exercises, but I got mixed information on this from the internet, some positive and some negative. What is your view on this? Must we just stick with the glasses and follow our specialist' s view. He said that if the eye is not corrected by 4 yrs while wearing glasses until then, he will have to correct the muscle with surgery. A good point is, however, that he alternates between the 2 eyes and does not cut one out, which means his chances of developing lazy eye is very slim.
Thank you for any input in this regard.

Expert's Reply



I would suggest that you follow the advice of your eye specialist.

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