According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, about 4 percent of children have some form of strabismus (crossed eye). In infants, the most common type of crossed eye is known as esotropia, which is when the eye or eyes turn inward.
Although it can sometimes be as simple as prescribing glasses to correct the eye’s alignment, it’s important to seek expert care early.
Early intervention can:
- rule out any potentially serious underlying disease
- identify appropriate treatment to quickly correct the crossed eye and
- prevent lingering long-term effects.