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Q. Is crossed eye problem a curable one?

Answered by
Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 15, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

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?

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Paediatrics Pediatric Allergy/Asthma Specialist
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • 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.
  • Your child's squint treatment will be depend on the type of squint. Most of the treatment for squint involves regular visits and examinations at the hospital or eye clinic.
  • The most common ways that squint can be treated are glasses, occlusion therapy, eye exercises,  surgery and injections.
  • The outcomes for children with squint are generally very effective if detected and treated early. If it gets detected later than 7-8 years, then it is difficult to correct.
  • I would suggest you to consult a good eye surgeon and follow up with him.

For further information consult a paediatrician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/paediatrician


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Thank you doctor,

I have consulted an ophthalmologist and he said it is an estropia squint.

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Paediatrics Pediatric Allergy/Asthma Specialist
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Welcome. Please consult your ophthalmologist in regular interval for follow up and further management.

For further doubts consults a paediatrician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/paediatrician


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