Premature Babies and Eye Problems
Strabismus in Babies continued...
Once vision has stabilized, surgery repairs the muscles around the eye. You may hesitate to put your child through surgery at a young age. However, treating strabismus before age 2 has been shown to have better long-term results than waiting until a child is older.
Even after surgery a child may still need glasses. Because the strabismus can return, be sure your child has eye exams as recommended by a pediatric ophthalmologist.