Checking your child for crossed eyes
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Jennifer Shu, MD posted:
It's normal in the first few weeks for a baby's eyes to move in different directions, such as having one eye turn inward toward the nose while the other looks straight--a condition called strabismus.

Most babies outgrow this problem by the time they are a few months old. Babies whose eye alignments do not improve by 3 or 4 months of age should see an ophthalmologist who is trained in caring for infants.

Sometimes the shapes of the eyes can make it look like a baby's eyes are crossing so if you're not sure, have your pediatrician check it out. It can be helpful to take a picture of your baby's eyes when they do not appear to be aligned so the doctor can see the suspected problem in action.

For more information check out: http://children.webmd.com/tc/strabismus-topic-overview
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