The Eyes Of A 15 Month Old Child Are Asymmetrical?
Night, r n r n My son is 15 months old, but the position of the left eye ball tends to be inward if you pay close attention. Can it still be repaired? With what therapy? R nThank you
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The condition of the eye that is asymmetrical is also called a squint or in medical language it is called strabismus. Squints can occur horizontally (eyeball looks outward or inward) and vertical (either looks more up or down)
There are various causes of squints, ranging from heredity, abnormalities of the eye-moving muscles, premature birth, refractive errors that are not corrected properly.
Squints can be constant or appear only intermittently. Constant squint is visible all the time and is easy to spot. Amblyopia / lazy eye is often found in children / adults who experience constant squints. Lazy eye occurs when the crossed eye is not used by the child to see properly, of course this can reduce the quality of the child's vision. In addition, a child's 3-dimensional vision / binocular vision is also found, which can only be done if the two eyeballs are in harmony.
In children with partial / non-constant squints, the eye position often looks symmetrical, but at times it will appear squint when the child is in certain conditions, for example when daydreaming, pensive, thinking, sick and tired.
To find out the condition of your child's eyes, you should do an examination to assess the position of the eyeballs. This examination should be done by an ophthalmologist to find out the exact cause. The sooner it is detected, the better the results will be achieved after treatment is given.
The following are management options that can be done in children who have strabismus:
Occlusion / patching therapy. This therapy is given if there are indications of lazy eye in children. Lazy eye must be managed first so that the child's distorted vision becomes normal again. The use of glasses, aimed at juking eczema because refractive errors cannot be corrected. Surgery is indicated in children who experience constant squint and have improved their lazy eye condition and have good binocular vision. This procedure is not recommended for children with occasional partial squint or julinh. This is because squints are not constant / some of them still have a fairly good vision function, especially binocular vision (3-dimensional vision) which can still be done when the child is not squinted. That is the information that I can convey, hope it helps