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    Default Strabismus in 4 month old - experiences ?

    My 4 month old has strabismus. I've been advised by a optometrist that he will need to see a specialist before he is 6 in order to have it corrected. I'm not worried, and it's not obvious unless you look for it, but just wanted to get some idea of others who may have had this and what their experiences were?

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    It runs in my family.

    My DD was diagnosed at 6 weeks of age. While her vision in each eye is very different, she only had an intermittent turn.

    For my DD she was monitored by a paediatric opthamologist for a few years. I can't remember when we commenced patching may have been around age 4?? She got glasses around age 5. We did a combo of patching and glasses for years. She is 16 now and doesn't need to wear glasses anymore.

    She was never a candidate for the surgery (I think because her eye only turned intermittently eg when she was sick or very tired).

    ETA something interesting - when she was diagnosed I was told to go home and look at photos of her. One eye had the red eye in flashes and the other did not.

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    Thanks so much. Same thing haopened with my 3rd with the red eye only in one eye. My sisters an optometrist told me to go see someone asap (she's interstate). Ended up just being a pseudostrabismus thankfully!

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    There is a Facebook group called 'little four eyes' which has lots of mums on it with kids with strabismus, a lot of them are in the US but it really helped me with my son was first diagnosed (with amblyopia)


 

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