Crossed Eye

Crossed eyes, also termed as strabismus, in which the eyes do not line up together to look at the same object. Both eyes focus at different directions. All the six muscles should be balanced and work together to help the eyes to line up to coordinate evenly. when the eye muscles are affected, it results in the misalignment of the eyes.

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I am a 19-year-old male and have crossed eyes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 19-year-old male, and I just have a quick question about my vision. Currently, I am taking two medications, Mydayis and Mirtazapine. They are not the problem because I had this issue for as long as I can remember, long before I started taking any medications. I have been to an op...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your vision gets blurry as you concentrate on the ping pong ball. It is due to less frequent blinking leading to a break in your tear film. It is perfectly normal, and there is nothing to worry about. As soon as you stop concentrating on the ba...  Read Full »

My age is 26. I have crossed eyes/squint eyes. Suggest me any solution.

Query: Hi, My age is 26 years. I have crossed eyes problem. Can it be brought back to normal by a surgery?  Read Full »

Dr. N. Sathian

Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query at We have to check whether your vision is equal in both the eyes.If the vision is equal in both the eyes and the problem is only with the Squint Eyes(Crossed eye/Strabismus), then it can be brought back to normal by a surgery.If the vision is bad or...  Read Full »

People around me think I am staring at them although I am not. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I have issues with my peripheral vision and I can see everything around me. This is particularly uncomfortable for me and people around me, as it seems like I am staring at them even though I am not looking at them.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are suffering from a peripheral vision that makes you see less, then we can look at glaucoma as a cause and not when the opposite is true, that is when you feel you are seeing everything, which is normal. The best way to get this clarified is with a visual field...  Read Full »

Will my eyes look straight after squint surgery?

Query: Hi, I am 20 years old. Next month I am going to have my squint surgery for cosmetic purpose. I do not have vision in my right eye now and it turned inwards. After this surgery, will both my eyes look straight? Either I see left or right or up or down will both my eyes work together? How many hour...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This squint is sensory esotropia, which means that due to some cause your retina detached leaving you with no vision in that eye and at that early age brain failed to keep both eyes straight leaving to squint. Success rate of squint surgery is quite high (90%). Ev...  Read Full »

My five-year-old daughter's left eye turns more inward than the right eye. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is five years old, and I noticed that her left eye turns more inward than her right eye when she looks towards the right side, such that the black area of her left eye looks smaller than her right eye. I checked her eyes with our local ophthalmologist, who said her eyes are no...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The pictures you sent show no difference in the size of the eyeballs of the two eyes (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You mentioned that your ophthalmologist has confirmed that she has normal v...  Read Full »

Do pulling in the eyes, eyeball ache, and crossed vision indicate optic nerve tumor?

Query: Hi doctor,I have felt like my eyes are crossed lately. However, I had my dad hold up to five fingers, and I can distinguish how many fingers are up. I also noticed if I look up diagonally or left to right, my eyes feel like they are stretching, and I get a little ache on top of my eyes, balls, and b...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms are not suggestive of any brain tumor or any other neurological disorders. I think that you cannot just concentrate and this is why you feel like this. This concentration problem could be related to an eye problem or increased psychological stress. Comin...  Read Full »

Can I get surgery for crossed eyes done again?

Query: Hi doctor,I have crossed eyes since my birth. I got operated 4 years ago, but the problem was still there. I mean the operation was not 100% successful. Can I redo the procedure?  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have any surgical notes or pre-operative notes that can tell the type of squint? How much squint was there before squint surgery? What procedure was done and one eye was operated or both? Also, please tell that whether from each eye one muscle was operated or two. ...  Read Full »

Will cross-eye in a 5-week-old baby resolve on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 5 weeks old. Yesterday, I used a cotton bud to remove an eyelash in the corner of his eye. It was right inside the edge of the eye. I did pull outwards to try and get it out. I did this for about two minutes before it finally came out. The next day his eyes are crossed. Th...  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the pictures of your baby (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He is really super cute. Now coming back to your query about your child's eyes, let me assure you god has not made our eyes so weak. Please do not beat yourself up by thinking that suc...  Read Full »

I am not able to focus both my eyes on a single point. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, When I look towards my left, I can use either left eye or right eye. I am unable to focus both the eyes on a single point. Also, When I move my eyes towards left, my left eyeball goes little upward than the right. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a very distressing situation being not able to focus both of the eyes at a single point at a time. This is a situation known as squint. It is because of fusion abnormality when the image from both the eyes is not formed at a single point on the retina. At first, g...  Read Full »

After removing the spectacles, the eyes look crossed. How to correct them?

Query: Hello doctor, My 1-1/2 year old daughter is diagnosed with accommodative esotropia (crossed eye) and is recommended to wear glasses. And she has been wearing them for a month now. But, when I remove the glasses, the eyes still look crossed. But, looks fine when she wears the glasses. Is there a s...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Accommodative esotropia is in a way good type of squint. Because, it is treated by wearing glasses. Good thing is that your daughter is diagnosed and treated early as late treatment may not be helpful. Just keep wearing glasses and it will improve over period of years...  Read Full »

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