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Can children with crossed eyes be treated?

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Children are not able to outgrow strabismus -- the medical term for crossed eyes -- on their own but, with help, it can be more easily corrected at a younger age and can help prevent "lazy eye" (amblyopia). That's why it is important for your child to have an eye exam early, first when your child is an infant and then again by age 2.

SOURCES:

Yanoff, M; Duker, J. , Mosby, 2008. Ophthalmology

Prevent Blindness America: "Common Eye Myths."

MedlinePlus: "Vision Problems."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 07, 2019

SOURCES:

Yanoff, M; Duker, J. , Mosby, 2008. Ophthalmology

Prevent Blindness America: "Common Eye Myths."

MedlinePlus: "Vision Problems."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 07, 2019

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