To be honest i never really noticed it until my Mum kept going on about it. EVERY time she see's him she makes fun of his eye, in a good way though lol!!
So just want to know is it fixed easily? What will they tell me to do?
Ben 25/10/06 + Erin 10/9/08
Hi, I'm an orthoptist and work with children with this problem. The first thing you MUST do is get a referral from your GP to see an ophthalmologist (eye specialist), not an optometrist. The cause of the turned eye could be due to any of the following
- 1. Newborns sometimes have a little extra skin on the inner eyelid fold, making it look like there is an eye turn when there isn't. This will change as they grow.
- 2. Your baby may have a congenital (meaning "present at birth") eye turn, which needs to be attended to immediately. Often eye muscle surgery is suggested to straighten the eye/s. This mostly has an excellent cosmetic result and means your child has the greatest chance of having the best cosmetic result and vision possible later in life.
There are several other causes which can be controlled with glasses, but from the age of your child i don't think this is the case. It is so important that you look at seeing a specialist as soon as you can.
It is necessary to correct a turned eye at the youngest age possible to allow the eye the best opportunity to develop all the normal connections between the eye and the brain.
Please don't panic by any means, it's all treatable. But just don't ignore it.
Hope that helps. smile
4 1/2 yrs boy 28 mth girl
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