Mumsnetters aren't necessarily qualified to help if your child is unwell. If you have any serious medical concerns, we would urge you to consult your GP.

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

(908 Posts)
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.

Fullsteamahead Sun 05-Oct-14 22:40:42

Would like to bump this thread up and see if cheeky reappears, I've also got a question.

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............

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?

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?

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

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.

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

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

sruthi Wed 22-Jan-14 04:37:30

i have eye sight..am a pregnant..will my baby get eye sight??
wat to do??
solution pls

pandy2009 Wed 22-Jan-14 03:37:26

Hi Everyone,
We adopted our daughter at 14 months and she was born with cataract. She had an eye operation at 19 months to remove cataract and insert with power lens. She is 8 years old and only have 15% vision on her right eye and no longer can have full vision. She has astigmatism, long and short sight on her right eye as well. The specialist said that is all the vision she will have. Any possibility of alternate treatment for her eye?

Appreciate all your help and comments.

Saileng

PrincessMia Tue 21-Jan-14 17:02:02

Hi...Thank you so much in advance. My little girl (3 in March) got glasses today for the first time. She has +2.5 in both eyes according to her prescription. She was fine with wearing them as 2 of older brothers also have glasses(one has an astigmatism and the other farsighted) that was until she started to watch tv.......she says it's all fuzzy and backways. Not sure what she means by that by they were her words. Is it normal for things to look blurry at first and will it take time for her to get used to them??? Thanks again for any advice you can give smile

Pinklemon Fri 17-Jan-14 09:47:43

In case someone has experience this, I'll post my question here. Do your children see colours at night?

sazzlefrazzle Thu 16-Jan-14 14:14:57

Hi,

Just had sons eyes tested by high street optician as he has a little squint, worse when tired and constantly complaining headaches, blinking rubbing eyes etc..... He is eight year old and told has to wear glasses all the time prescription R +1.25 Ds L 0.75 Ds
Not really sure about long term etc as a little shocked on the day and didn't ask any other questions - what does this mean and is it long term should he be seen in a special clinic or is the high street optician all that is needed.
Thanks

CheekyChimpsMummy Mon 13-Jan-14 16:11:52

DS has just been prescribed glasses -0.75 in both eyes following numerous tests at the opticians. The optician went back and forth about whether to give him glasses or not (his concentration isn't the best and got bored easily during the test)

He says that the glasses make things look really large and a bit blurry so now I'm worried his prescription is wrong and will be doing more damage than good to his eyes

mosaica Sun 12-Jan-14 16:41:36

Hi, thank you for helping us all! My little girl is 18 months all and from birth, one of her eyes appears bigger than the other. The top lid in her "smaller" eye does not seem to open up her eye as much as the other. This is sometimes very noticeable and others not so much.

I have mentioned it it two separate GPs and they think she is just asymmetric in that respect. But after reading about this issue, I get the impression it could be ptosis. If so, is there anything we can do about it, can it be corrected in any way? If not, would surgery be an option in later life, perhaps?

focuson Fri 10-Jan-14 22:10:50

Hi enorbert hope you got some answers from hospital just seen this and thought congenital cataracts .. Our ds exact same now 7 has had ops for cataracts and doing Okish

Onelittlebugbear Fri 10-Jan-14 07:46:08

Hi
My ds (4) had his eye test at school yesterday and came out with a letter saying:

There is reduced vision in both eyes
The eyes sometimes turn in (have never noticed this so feel bad!)
There is a very slight weakness when using both eyes together

No one in the family wears glasses - parents, cousins, grandparents are all glasses free so to speak to we were quite shocked and now I'm worrying that it's done sort of terrible eye disorded that will cause him to go blind!

He's been referred to the eye hospital. The problem seems to be distance I think, reading etc seems to be ok. I did a very crude eye test where I wrote some small letters on some paper and he sat several metres away. He couldn't read all the letters with one eye covered. The right eye was weaker than the left.

What will happen? Will he have to wear glasses all the time and forever?

Verysad123 Fri 10-Jan-14 03:42:11

Hi ginger
We have been told that my 6yr dd has eyesight of -7 in the left eye & -1.75 in the right...I've been worried to sick ever since,is there anything that can be done...
Thanks

Floridamom Thu 09-Jan-14 05:40:45

Hi,
My DD just turned 7 and we found she is nearsighted for one eye only. Doc prescribed glasses for her with 1.25 for one eye and the other for 0.25. She is able to read the snellen chart lines 20/10 or 20/20 with both eyes. We saw the difference in her reading when she read the chart when one eye is covered. Can someone help me understand if this is myopia or lazy eye. Do I need to see another doc for a second opinion. Please advice.

Riprap63 Wed 08-Jan-14 12:11:00

After 7 or 8 the vision is set.

Riprap63 Wed 08-Jan-14 12:10:19

I just had the same thing, my son is 5.5. He has reduced vision in one eye, and a mild squint. The optician would not give us glasses and said it was best to go to hospital. As my son is older, I am worried about correcting in time.

Noah21 Wed 08-Jan-14 10:07:12

Hello cheekyginger,

Thank you for setting up this thread, it's really useful.

My son is 21 months old and very suddenly we started noticing a lazy eye in his right eye. Went from nothing to very noticeable in no time at all. Is this normal? I'd have thought would be more gradual and was concerned this could be a sign of something more serious?

I went to the ops last week and she said he is longsighted, +5 in each eye....if it is the same in each eye why has 1 gone lazy? No idea how bad this is either as neither my husband or I have ever had to wear glasses.

She has ordered glasses for him but not suggested a patch, although I am waiting on a referral from the hospital for further tests. She said he'd need them till 7 as between 3-7 children's eyes change so much. What will happen after 7?

I'm also having sleepless night on how I'm going to get him to keep them on when they arrive! Ops were good at test but not so good on advise about what glasses to actually buy so no idea what I should be looking out for.

Any advise is much appreciated.

Thank you!

Coconutty Sun 05-Jan-14 10:24:15

OP, DS2 was born with a squint and had two operations to correct it after patches etc. Last one when he was 4. All good, no glasses since etc.

He is now 14 and recently I've noticed his eye drifting a lot and going upwards. What should I do? Doctors or opticians?

Am a bit worried tbh.

Thanks.

IndiaBound Sun 05-Jan-14 10:19:12

Hi all,

Great thread.

Our daughter was diagnosed as being very long sighted (+4 and +5) at 7 months (she was 2 premature and we went to the eye hospital as she had a noticeable squint).

With glasses, her vision is noticeably better - she obviously sees more and interacts with us when close up.

Her squint is better (she has been wearing the glasses for about 6 weeks) in that whatever eye is turning in turns in less). However, it is still noticeable.

Is it to soon to know whether glasses will fully correct the squint?

LMMB Fri 03-Jan-14 02:46:55

Sorry also how on earth am I going to actually going to get her to wear them too??

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now