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

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Dr. Anand
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This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 22, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

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 surgery for correcting the alignment? I understand that she has to wear glasses for long sight. Please suggest.

Dr. Anand

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)


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  • 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, when she becomes around 6 or 7 years of age.
  • Also it is a known fact that squint appears when glasses are removed.
  • No surgery is required in your case. Please send pictures of eyes and old records for more clear diagnosis and treatment.

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