Causes of cross-eyes
- Due to damage of the eye nerve.
- Due to weakened muscle control of the eye.
- Occur in person due to the misery of farsightedness.
- Occur in person due to adversity of any kind of vision loss or lazy eye.
- Occur in a person having a brain disorder or a brain tumor or any kind of head injury.
- A person having diabetes is at risk of crossed eyes.
Symptoms of cross-eyes
The most common symptom of crossed eyes is when the alignment of eyes varies in different directions at the same time. It is more often noticed in children which if identified in the early stage can be easily prevented. Major clues or indication of crossed eyes are
- The motion of the eyes does not occur unitedly.
- In bright sunlight, one eye may get closed called squinting of an eye.
- Depth perception is limited.
- Eye strain, headache, double vision, or blurred vision can also add to crossed eyes symptoms.
Classification of Crossed Eyes
- Esotropia or convergent strabismus – it involves turning in of eye with respect to the other eye.
- Exotropia or divergent strabismus – it involves turning out of the eye with respect to another eye.
- Hypertropia strabismus – it involves turning up of one eye with respect to another eye.
- Hypotropia strabismus – it involves turning down of one eye with respect to another eye.
Treatments of crossed eyes
- One can prefer eyeglasses or contact lenses having crossed eyes due to farsightedness.
- Another option to go for is eye drops for those having temporary blurred vision or vision loss.
- Surgery is another option for people severely affected by crossed eyes or are at high risk.