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June 7th, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Maybe not cross eyed... but Alexis' left eye sometimes turns in too much compared to her other. It often leaves her looking a little cross eyed, but not truly cross eyed since it's really just the one side that is extreme.

It happens when something/someone comes close to her and she struggles to focus on it.

MIL told us that DH had a similar thing with his eye when he was a baby, and they had to do exercises to strengthen that eye up. She didn't really say much other than if it's doing that we should watch it. I'm think it's something I will bring up at her next appointment, but that's not until August.

It is a very slight thing so I think waiting is okay, if it got worse I'd bring her in on it. I'm not even sure at this point she'd do it if I tried to show the Dr? I don't want it to get worse either...

Anyone have any experience with something like this? Suggestions?
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June 7th, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Total lurker but I wanted to comment. My daughters eye did the same thing and she ended up needing glasses. I'd take her in just to be sure. If it is something that requires glasses the earlier she gets them the better the eye responses. Hope you don't mind I replied.
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June 7th, 2012, 07:34 AM
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I don't mind at all! Thank you! I know my husband needed glasses too, but not quite so early, it was about 5 years, so I'm not sure if MIL put the two together or if it was even something that was connected. He also ended up eventually needing eye surgery. So I wasn't sure if I should worry now, or let it go. I think I will call my Dr. and see if we can get her in sometime next week.
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I've got no idea, but I would definitely be speaking with her doctor about it. Good luck!
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June 7th, 2012, 10:47 AM
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I would take her to the eye dr, rather than just your family physician. Hope it's not a big deal!
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June 7th, 2012, 10:58 AM
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She's got an appointment with our optometrist next Thursday! Thanks for all your feedback ladies!
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June 7th, 2012, 10:59 AM
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I would take her to the eye dr, rather than just your family physician. Hope it's not a big deal!
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June 7th, 2012, 11:12 AM
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After Peyton any eye thing really scares me so I would take her in.
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June 7th, 2012, 12:28 PM
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I'm glad you have an appt for her.
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June 7th, 2012, 06:21 PM
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Glad you are taking her in. DH had an eye issue that never got corrected as a child. He got it fixed as an adult and says it has changed his life. Totally better to be proactive!
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June 7th, 2012, 08:23 PM
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with dh's history of lazy eye requiring surgery as a kid, they've been watching my boys-Joey's already seen an optometrist and told to return in six months. I'd take her to an eye doc
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June 8th, 2012, 04:17 AM
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I'm not even sure at this point she'd do it if I tried to show the Dr? I don't want it to get worse either...

Anyone have any experience with something like this? Suggestions?
Ive noticed this in a few of her pictures, even since newborn, so maybe bring a few pictures to show the Dr? Good luck and let us know how her appointment goes!
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June 8th, 2012, 04:46 AM
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My oldest has a cross eye. It started to get really noticeable around this age. It was pretty bad, and then at her 1yr check, my doctor told us not to worry. I pushed a bit, and she set us up with a referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist. He gave her her first pair of glasses at 1yr, and followed her every 6 months. Word of caution:

Keep on top of it if she does have a cross eye. This eye doc was overloaded with patients, was short with people, and rushed. At age 2.5 we went to an appointment, and found out that she lost almost all vision in her right eye. One thing with cross eye (strabismus .sp), is that the brain shuts off the bad eye if not treated properly, and overcompensates for the other. it figures, well this one isn't doing it's job, so let's give all the strength to the good one.

Well, after that I went to a regular optometrist, who then referred us the the children's hospital. For 3years we have been patching her eye. We (I) was pretty diligent at first, but the last year we kind of dwindled. She went to the eye doc on Wed, and it seems her vision is leveling out. She has worn glasses since age 1, and will continue until she can/wants to wear contacts. With her glasses her vision is 20/20, and her right eye has restored its vision, although it is only one line above legal, so right now if for some reason she lost her left eye, she would still be able to drive. However, if the vision drops on her right eye she won't.

Anyways, I have been on this eye train for 5yrs. It is a battle, and listen to your gut. You never realize how important vision is until your kid is dealing with it.

Oh, and sometimes they give surgery, but from what I have gathered from the eye docs, it is rare.
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June 8th, 2012, 07:19 AM
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Thanks for the feedback! I've gone back through photos, and noticed it more and more. I always saw it, but never thought of it as a huge issue. Looking forward to hearing from our optometrist next Thursday on the matter. Not because I want her to have problems, but because now I want to know what it is and get started on correcting it. I will for sure print off some pics to bring along. Thank you ladies!
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June 10th, 2012, 11:08 PM
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you know what . roran has this with his eyes ... his pedi told me that since the bridge area of his nose is kinda flat that could be why sometimes in pics he looks weirdly cross eyed

well i wanna take him to an eye doctor now im not fer sure the pedi is enough of a specialist with the eye to be sure
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