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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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Can surgery fix my crossed eyes?

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 »

My son has crossed eye since birth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 years old. He is having crossed eye problem from the birth. Is it curable? If yes, then what is the treatment for this? Also, what is the success rate of the treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Your child's squint problem can be treated in a number of ways and often more than one treatment or a combination of treatments may be needed to get the best result for your child's vision. 2. Your child's squint treatment will be depend on the type of squint. Mos...  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 notesthat 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 »

How to address the appearance of staring unintentionally?

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 fields...  Read Full »

My 9-month-old baby is often looking by moving her both eyes to the corner like she is cross-looking. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 9 months old. She is often looking by moving her both eyes to the corner, like she is cross-looking through the corner. I identified this cross-looking for the past two months. She had a general eye check-up, but they were unable to identify the problem. She does not have squin...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is important to see a pediatric ophthalmologist to properly diagnose the cause of your baby's crossed eyes. There are a few possible causes, including: 1. Strabismus: This is the most common cause of crossed eyes in babies and children. It o...  Read Full »

I have low self-confidence due to my lazy eye. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old female and my concern is that I think I have a lazy eye or I might be cross-eyed. I have attached a few pictures. I have consulted many eye care specialists in the past, and they always say my eyes are fine and that because of the epicanthic fold in my eyes, they app...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It does not look like you have either cross eyes or squint. Regarding lazy eye, we have to check your eye power. Do not be disappointed. Telecanthus is present, which means that the distance bet...  Read Full »

I suffer from strabismus since I was a toddler. Will surgery help my condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old and have had strabismus since I was a toddler. My parents do not know how I acquired the condition. My mother thinks it happened after a very high fever, or I fell down. Both incidents happened around the same time and I got this eye problem. I had surgery when I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The information provided by you is incomplete. I need some more information to guide you. With the available information, I can say that squint can be cosmetically corrected with surgery. The prognosis depends on the type and amount of squint. Kindly share photos of you...  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...  Read Full »

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 ...  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 such...  Read Full »

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