I believe everyone knows that cross-eyed, Many old people often say that “children don’t need treatment for their eyes, it is good to grow up in nature”. It is true that many babies’ eyes will disappear with age, but a few of them need treatment. When you find your baby always squinting or tilting his head in the sun, you should pay attention to it. This may be [true] strabismus. What is the matter with eyes? Cross-eye is medically called strabismus. About 5% of children will suffer from strabismus. Strabismus has a genetic tendency, If your family has a hereditary cross-eye, Please be sure to tell the doctor and pay attention to check the eyes frequently. Each eye has 6 eye muscles around it, and each muscle works in coordination, so the eyes are straight. If more than one eye muscle cannot work in coordination, this eye will suffer strabismus or even amblyopia. Eye esotropia is called esotropia, and outward is called exotropia. If you strabismus upward, it is called strabismus upward. Is there what harm to your eyes? If in early childhood, Failure to detect and treat strabismus in time, The affected eyes may have permanent visual impairment. If both eyes cannot balance the focus, The world in children’s eyes is likely to be blurred. Because I can’t see clearly, The child will directly [shield] the weaker eye, Concentrate on seeing the world with more normal eyes. Over time, The visual channel of the weaker eye in the brain will no longer develop. Causing permanent visual impairment (amblyopia, stereo blindness). Therefore, It is very important to detect strabismus early and treat it correctly. The sooner the treatment is done, The better the result. Most babies are temporarily cross-eyed. In the first few months of life, The baby’s eye muscles are still developing, Occasionally there may be cross-eye, Especially when the baby is tired, For example, at the end of the day. Although most babies will be a little cross-eyed in the first few months, As that number of eye use increases, By 6 to 8 months, most children’s eyes will completely return to normal. A study of 170 cross-eyed infants between 1 and 4 months old showed that by 7 months, 27% of infants’ cross-eyed subsided without any treatment. Mild cross-eyed babies generally correct themselves, while severe cross-eyed babies are less likely to correct themselves and usually need treatment. Pseudostrabismus is what? Sometimes you think the baby is a little cross-eyed, But in fact the eyes are normal, This is called pseudostrabismus. Because some babies have a wide bridge of the nose, The skin folds protruding from the inner canthus near the bridge of the nose block part of the white eyes. So it looks cross-eyed, But in fact it is normal. As the child grows up, The whiteness of the eyes gradually appeared, It doesn’t look cross-eyed. Parents check themselves, Preliminary judgment shows that most strabismus symptoms are obvious, Parents can find it through direct observation. Some inconspicuous strabismus needs to be found through certain examination methods. When normal people look at objects directly in front of them, Both pupil centers should be in the same position. Detection method: Put the flashlight directly in front of the baby, Shine on the bridge of the baby’s nose, Then encourage the baby to look at the flashlight, At this time, the pupil center of the baby’s two eyes should have white reflective spots. If the reflective spot of one eye appears outside the center of the pupil, Then strabismus is present. In addition, You can also take some photos of your baby looking straight at the camera. If the white spot of the flash appears at the same position in both eyes, it means there is no strabismus. If you find that your baby’s eyes are strabismus, Then you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Let the doctor judge if it is [true] strabismus. Early detection, Early treatment doctors will choose [cover examination], [prism examination], [mydriasis optometry] and other examinations according to the situation to further clarify the disease condition. If the doctor confirms that the child is strabismus rather than temporary minor developmental problems, He will recommend treatment according to the type and severity of strabismus, It usually includes wearing blindfolds, glasses and surgery. Blindfolds: By covering the normal eye with an eye mask [forcing] the muscle of the other eye to strengthen, Children often use the weaker eye, Visual channels in the brain also develop. Glasses: In addition to wearing blindfolds, Sometimes glasses or eye drops can also effectively blur the sight of normal eyes, [Forcing] the child to use weaker eyes. Surgery: In serious cases or cases where non-surgical treatment is ineffective, surgery may be required to correct muscle imbalance. True cross-eye treatment requires early and as thorough treatment as possible to ensure the normal development of vision in the affected eyes. It is important for parents to be vigilant and not to treat cross-eye as a minor problem [that he will get better].