Cross-eyed In Infants?
Good evening, I want to ask about the crossed eyes of the baby. My child is almost 6 months old, but his eye movements are still not fully aligned between his left and right eyes. Is this normal or an abnormality that needs to be examined immediately? If this is not normal, where should I check my child’s condition for, at the pediatrician or ophthalmologist?
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Squint (strabismus) can be observed from the location of the eyes that are not parallel to one another. This condition can be experienced since a baby, can also appear as an adult. In infants, this condition often occurs associated with brain disorders that regulate eye function, nerve disorders, or eye muscles. However, it can also, this condition is triggered by severe eye refractive disorders, cataracts, or many other causes.
In extreme cases, it may be that ordinary people can easily observe squinting eyes. However, if the case is mild, then this diagnosis should not be done haphazardly. Therefore, you should not worry too much beforehand .. Check your baby first to the doctor or ophthalmologist so that his condition can be evaluated more objectively and given appropriate treatment according to the cause and severity. If it is true that he experienced including squint, then the doctor's treatment can be given starting from observation, conservative therapy (such as by attaching eye tape or fusion exercises), to more invasive therapy (surgery).
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