Eye Diseases Specialist Op. Dr. Şeyda Atabay gave information on the subject. Cross-eye is a very important condition in babies. Usually the blind eye slips. If the vision of an eye is impaired, especially in early childhood, a crossing occurs in that eye. This situation can sometimes be warnings and useful for warning families and early treatment.
High hyperopia is one of the leading causes of cross-eye, especially in infancy. Failing to focus both eyes together, an eye deviation develops. This situation results in amblyopia. While sometimes the crossing occurs in one eye, in some cases it can be in both eyes. The better seeing eye is generally preferred.
Neonatal cataracts can be recognized by the white reflex they give before they cause slippage, but when they are not diagnosed, they can cause slippage in the future.
Another issue is the back of the eye problems. Among these, eye tumors occupy an important place. Eye tumors in children can have a rapid onset and cause white reflux in the eye. Especially, while the red reflex in the pupil that is encountered in photo shoots is normal, the white reflex is considered as an abnormal situation.
It is the first reason to be done in crossing treatments in babies. First of all, when we remove the cause, the problem can be improved, but this situation can also cause a troublesome process in babies.
Investment in the child is very important in terms of eye diseases until the first 9 years of age. While many diseases that cannot be treated during this period cannot be cured at later ages, they may cause functional deficiencies.