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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.

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Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler, MD on November 05, 2013

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