• Toddler Eyesight Problems: Misalignment

    Keep your tot's peepers in tip-top shape by reading up on visual problems and their symptoms.

  • Misalignment. Kids using abnormal head positions like face turns or head tilts, and any abnormal eye movements should be checked.

    Dr. Bolinao, who specializes in strabismus, or misalignment of the eyes, says that early detection with the use of glasses may help correct esotropia (cross-eyed), exotropia (eye balls deviated outward, banlag), and hypo- or hypertropia (vertical misalignments). If not through glasses, these can be corrected through surgery.

     
    SOURCES:

    • Joanne Bolinao, M.D., pediatric ophthalmologist, American Eye Center
    • John Baldwin Tan, M.D., ophthalmologist, Diseases, Laser, and Microsurgery of the Eye, Med Central Diagnostic Clinic
    • Christy Querido, O.D., optometrist, Arcangel Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
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