Thursday, July 13, 2006

Day 143 - False Strabismus

Today's Tip - A flat or wide bridge of your baby's nose can make them look cross eyed when they aren't.

Most babies should be able to keep their eyes straight after three months of age. But if they still look crossed and your baby has a wide or flat bridge of their nose, they could be fine. The extra skin in between the eyes makes it look like the irises and pupils are closer together, but its only an optical illusion. It's still something you should ask about at your next well visit.

If it is strabismus, you'll probably get referred to an opthamologist. Eyepatches, glasses, eye drops or maybe surgery could be in your future.

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