Health Tip: Reasons for Crossed Eyes
-- Strabismus, or crossed eyes, occurs when one eye is turned too far in one direction. Symptoms often are evident at birth, and are usually corrected if treated by about the age of 5 months.
The University of Illinois Eye Center lists these common causes of strabismus:
- High degree of farsightedness.
- Vision loss in one eye, usually a result of disease.
- Nerve damage to muscles in the eye.
Posted: August 2007