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My little girl ( 10 weeks) has something sriously wrong with her vision. She wont focus on anything. We think it might be Strabismus but I'm worried its something serious like glaucoma. Has anyone had any experience with eye probelms in their infant?
 

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Call your doctor and get a referal for a optomitrist (sp?) that works with infants. Or if you already have one, call and see if he or she sees infants.<br><br>
Other than that I have no advice! BTW, I love your daughters name!
 

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Babies that age often won't focus on things. I wouldn't worry too much. What makes you thinkshe has glaucoma?<br>
I have strabismus, and a lot of other eye problems, which i have had since birth, btw.<br><br>
Namaste,Tara
 

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my son has strabismus and sometimes it corrects itself. in his case, it didnt and he had 2 surgeries but i would see a ped. optomotrist first before even worrying.<br>
good luck mama<br>
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EmilyS,<br><br>
It is very common for newborns to have crossed eyes or for them to seem not to focus well. Most babies eyes straighten out by 3 to 4 months. That being said, I really believe that if you as a parent feel that something is not right with your babe's eyes, trust your instincts and do all the research you can to get him help.<br><br>
I knew at just a few days that something was not right with dd's eyes. We heard a lot about newborns being crosseyed, then at 4 months she was diagnosed with strabismus (esotropia). We finally found a doctor that we like and after exhausting less invasive options, we have decided to let her have surgery. I think that for your own peace of mind you should try to get your dc in to a pediatric ophthalmologist first. Ophthalmologists deal with diseases and disorders of the eye. Optometrists deal with refraction, eye teaming, etc. I would start with an ophthalmologist to rule out all of the scary things that are probably running through your head. Some will not see a baby until 4months, so you might want to call or have your ped call. You might want to peruse these websites as well:<br><br><a href="http://www.aapos.org" target="_blank">www.aapos.org</a><br><a href="http://www.covd.org" target="_blank">www.covd.org</a><br><a href="http://www.strabismus.org" target="_blank">www.strabismus.org</a><br><br>
I hope your dc's eyes are fine and healthy. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions at all that you would like answered from a mom's point of view. The medical talk--while very very important-- is sometimes not what you need. I know of several other online resources that may be of interest to you.<br>
HTH, naismama<br><br>
To those of you pp who had strabismus surgery or dc's did, would you mind telling me how it went? DD has what will probably be her last pre-surgery appointment tomorrow and I am so nervous and so sad. I hate when threads are hijacked<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> , so please PM me. thanks, naismama.
 
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