Crossed eyes in children
Crossed-eyes, is one of the most common eye problems in children, affecting approximately 4 percent of children under the age of 6 years. The eyes (one or both) may turn inward, outward, turn up, or turn down.
Parents and childcare providers usually detect that one of the child’s eyes is not aligned properly by visual observation.
Crossed Eyes Cause
The exact cause of crossed eyes in children is not known, but the condition is more common in children with a family history of strabismus.
Crossed Eyes Complications
If strabismus is left untreated, it can lead to a more serious condition called amblyopic, also known as lazy eye. Amblyopic causes vision reduction that cannot be corrected with glasses or contacts.
Crossed Eyes Treatment
Strabismus treatment may include patching of one eye, corrective eyeglasses or surgery to realign the eyes. Parents should be aware that once a child has developed obviously crossed eyes, there is no treatment that will bring the eyes back to a perfectly straight position.