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    Default Lazy eye

    I noticed my DD had a slight issue with a lazy eye since birth but thought perhaps it might correct itself as she got a bit bigger so never thought to do anything about it. She is now 1 and it's still there, but only when she's very tired, not all the time. Is this something that i should address while she is still small? Can it be corrected if caught early enough? Who should i be seeing about it?

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    My son has a lazy eye. We see a paediatric ophthalmologist. His is being managed with glasses and for a while we had to patch his good eye 2hrs a day while the lazy eye caught up. Now we just continue with glasses. We've been managing this for 3 years (since DS was 1). Happy to answer any more questions. It's great to catch it as early as possible as the eye is still developing and growing till about 7 yrs of age.

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    Us too. We also see a paediatric ophthalmologist. My dd has farsightedness and strabismus (crossed eye). We first noticed it at 6 months when one eye started to slightly turn inwards when she was tired. She has been in glasses since she was 1 (she's now 3.5 yrs) we also spent a year patching 6 hours a day to strengthen her bad eye. We recently had strabismus surgery to straighten her eyes so they are perfectly straight now however she still wears glasses as she is still farsighted. There's a great site called Little Four Eyes on fb with tons of info. Happy to help anyway I can.. Xxx
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    I had a lazy eye when I was a baby which was corrected with surgery when I was about 5yo.

    Never had to wear glasses but I do remember wearing a patch on my good eye to strengthen the lazy one.

    I've been fine ever since.

    I would get a referral to see a specialist.

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    I would get it looked at soon. My parents never got mine looked at and now I have double vision all the time. It can be really frustrating, especially when I'm tired

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    I didn't take my son as soon as I noticed his left eye turning in instead I thought it would correct itself it started showing at around 3 years at 3 and a half it was getting worse I took him to an ophthalmologist and found out he was blind in that eye and so short sighted in his right that he could hardly see a thing. Best to get these things checked straight away I learnt the hard way never to leave it too long my sons sight will never return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiterallyNoOne View Post
    I didn't take my son as soon as I noticed his left eye turning in instead I thought it would correct itself it started showing at around 3 years at 3 and a half it was getting worse I took him to an ophthalmologist and found out he was blind in that eye and so short sighted in his right that he could hardly see a thing. Best to get these things checked straight away I learnt the hard way never to leave it too long my sons sight will never return.
    Don't feel too bad. I took about a year to see a PO after I first noticed dd's eye turn and used to feel so incredibly guilty as well and thought If only I had of taken her earlier. I think its a natural parental reaction. You just don't know, He may have been born blind in one eye and it just took until he was 3 yrs for his brain to shut down that eye (which is probably what happened when it started turning inwards). 3.5yrs is still pretty early to catch sight issues so I think you did well. Kids eyes are like cement. They harden at around 7 or 8 yrs but up until that point you have lots of opportunity to improve their sight. So hopefully your ds's "good" eye will still have time to improve before his sight hardens. Xxx
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    My 3 month old doesn't go cross eyed anymore but I notice that when one pupil is right at the very side if his eye the other isn't. I'm sure that's not normal. Is it too early now though and possibly just a baby thing or should I see an OP now? (Sorry for hijacking op )

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    Quote Originally Posted by tootsiegirl View Post
    My 3 month old doesn't go cross eyed anymore but I notice that when one pupil is right at the very side if his eye the other isn't. I'm sure that's not normal. Is it too early now though and possibly just a baby thing or should I see an OP now? (Sorry for hijacking op )
    There are quite a few reasons why one pupil isn't centre in the iris so it's worth checking it out but I know one of the most common reasons is to be born with it (a bit like a birth mark) and it has no major effect on vision at all. Probably a more important test is to make sure both pupils dilate and constrict in unison. Get it checked out for piece of mind but don't worry too much.

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