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Lazy eye, squints, glasses etc.....

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cheekyginger Thu 01-Sep-11 22:38:05

Im an orthoptist (binocular vision specialist) and a mummy.

I thought i would start this thread in case anyone was wanting any advice, re-assurance, opinions about any eye problems that you wee ones are having.

hula121 Wed 12-Feb-14 18:24:02

Hi CheekyGinger,

It is so kind of you to have opened this post. Never did I think I would be looking up lazy eye as a new mom.

My daughter is 14 months and just this past week she was sick with a cold and is also teething when I noticed her right eye drift outward. Since she first did it, I observed her obsessively and noticed that she does this when she is daydreaming, tired and looking distantly without much thought. She also began to rub her eyes during the day.. or I am just noticing it more. I started looking it up online and am sick to my stomach thinking of only the worst case scenarios of her living with a constant lazy eye or something .. and the best case scenario of her needing glasses at such a young age or surgery isn't easy to swallow also.

I don't know if I am now over obsessing but now when I look at her I feel like the right isn't the problem but the left is the one that is going inward.. I can't tell... she runs her left eye more.

Also, she had right torticollis if that's related? And her left eye tear duct has frequent clogs since birth. So many thoughts are running through my mind. She was full term 39 weeks and 7.1lbs. Developing fine except her weight and height is 25th percentile. Had her eye checked VET at 7 months and no problems.

My husband's side of the family has poor vision but I don't think any strambius. I keep thinking I did something wrong like when she fell and hit her head.

I have an appt this week with a pediatric opthamologist but in the meantime panicked, worried, and sad about this whole thing.

Is there a chance she can correct her vision thru glasses? Will he lazy eye get worse and become constant?

Thank you,
Helen

mumof3nomore Sun 16-Feb-14 19:48:02

My 5 years old daughter has recently said her eyes where sore when watching tv so I took her straight to opticians where they said she needs glasses as she slightly short sighted . 3 months later it looks like she's developed a squint ??? How comes

Elderberri Sun 16-Feb-14 20:20:15

I am not qualified in any way. But I have been through this. You need a referred to the hospital. The squint can mean a few things. It could mean that the one eye has taken over from the other eye as the eye with the squint could be lazy.

You need to see someone asap, to to get the ball rolling as appointment can take months, if there is a lazy eye, the treatment after 7 is not very sucessful.

But you need to understand whats going on.

I also had a squint and a lazy eye as a child. Cheeky has not been on this thread for ages.

kittykp8 Wed 19-Feb-14 14:34:21

Hello don't know if anyone can help me but my daughter has multiple additional needs and I am in process of filling in a dla renewal. My question is would she have a certificate of visual impairment for being long sighted in both eyes and a squint in her right eye? In process of doing patch therapy. I have tried contacting hosp and doesn't have another appt for awhile and need to send forms off. Thanks for reading x

marinastephany Sat 22-Feb-14 18:55:14

Good afternoon, i also have a question. My now 6 and a half year old son was diagnosed with the lazy eye in October of 2013..after going and getting him tested at the first ophthalmologist who we had realized wasn't good and has done a wrong measurement and had given our son a wrong prescription for glasses...we then changed and went to another doctor after 2 months of wrong diagnosis and no progress...now after going to a more qualified Dr, she told us that he has the lazy eye and that he is long sighted. His problematic eye is the right one 7.75 which also has the squint and the left is his good eye with 4.5. so we got him his 3rd pair of glasses and started a treatment with atropine for a month where we used to put a drop in the good eye(left) and patching 2 hours daily so as for the bad eye to start to focus whist of course wearing his glasses. what started to concern me was as i ask my son how his vision is doing on a daily basis...as i m extremely concerned about this problem...he says to me that his vision is now better but he sees darker on his right eye(the problematic eye) than he does from his left eye the good eye...now whats that???i cannot understand is this part of the process of getting his eye better?or is their another problem i should be more concerned about? And one last question regarding my other two kids..is their a possibility my other two kids would have the same problem as my eldest?

Chaester11 Sun 16-Mar-14 22:34:05

My d is 4 and teachers are worried about her eye sight as she stands away from her book to read and left eye turns in at time, what do you think?

princess1023 Thu 26-Jun-14 18:58:38

hi ............am mom of 3.5 year kid.........my dd left eye ball moves to the corner towards nose and stays there for fracion of sec n becomes normal .........no issue with right eye .....consulted doc .........they told squint eye and recommended for glasses with+5 power ..............should i have a second opinion or go for glasses.........please help ......worried mom............

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