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  1. Types of Strabismus - Topic Overview

    There are three main types of strabismus. Esotropia. The most common form of childhood strabismus is "crossed eyes," or esotropia,in which one eye turns inward,toward the nose,instead of looking straight ahead. Esotropia often appears early,in infants or very young children. Exotropia. Exotropia,commonly called walleye,is a form of strabismus in which one eye turns outward,toward the ...

  2. Eye Problems in Children: Signs to Look For - Topic Overview

    Parents are often the first to notice vision problems in a young child. A vision examination may be needed if your child: Is clumsy (beyond normal toddler clumsiness) and fails to notice new things around him or her. Squints when the light is not bright or scrunches up his or her face when trying to do a task. Rubs his or her eyes when the child is not tired (rubbing eyes when tired is ...

  3. Amblyopia - Topic Overview

    What is amblyopia? Amblyopia is a childhood problem that happens when one eye is weaker than the other. The brain chooses to take in images from the stronger eye and ignore images from the weaker eye. This means that your child uses the strong eye more than the weak eye. If the weak eye doesn’t have to work,it isn’t able to develop good vision. This leads to poor vision in the weaker eye. ...

  4. Eye and Vision Tests for Children and Teens - Topic Overview

    All childrenUse the guidelines below to schedule routine vision checks and eye exams with your pediatrician or family doctor. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Ophthalmologists (AAO) recommend that all children have an eye exam during the newborn period and again at all routine well-child visits.1The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening (tests) to detect lazy eye (amblyopia), misaligned eyes (strabismus), and defects in visual acuity in children between the ages of 3 and 5 years.2The AAP recommends that vision screening start around age 3 and occur each year at ages 4, 5, and 6. After that, screening should occur at ages 8, 10, 12, 15, and 18.3 The AAO recommends that vision screening start around age 3 and occur each year at ages 4 and 5. After age 5, the AAO recommends screening every 1 to 2 years.4Eye exams by a specialist (an ophthalmologist or optometrist) are recommended if a child of any age has: A family history

  5. Your Vision in Childhood

    Keep your child’s eyes healthy. Get the facts on childhood vision problems.

  6. Eye Health and Keratoconus

    Keratoconus is a condition in which your eye's cornea is unable to hold its round shape. WebMD explains how to recognize and treat the condition.

  7. Drooping Eyelids - Description

    As we get older, the lower eyelids sometimes start to droop away from the eyeball. Drooping is the result of reduced muscle tone in the muscles that control the eyelids. If your lower eyelids droop outward, away from the eye (ectropion), they may no longer be able to protect your eyes, and your eyes may become dry and irritated. If your eyelids turn inward (entropion), forcing the lashes onto the

  8. Styes and Chalazia - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about styes and chalazia: What is a stye? What is a chalazion? When should I call a doctor? Treating a stye or chalazion: What's the best way to use eyedrops or eye ointment? How do I use a normal saline eye wash? ...

  9. Styes and Chalazia - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Eye Problems: Using Eyedrops and Eye Ointment

  10. Color Blindness - Topic Overview

    Color-Blindness-Topic Overview

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