My daughter turned 2 in March and we have always noticed that when she is looking to the left or right the opposite eye appears to turn in but do not turn when focusing on an object or looking straight on. We brought her to an Opthamologist and she prescribed her full time glasses with the RX OD & OS +4.5, +1.5 for astigmatism and axis 100. After reading through the guidelines for prescribing glasses for a child it seems like her RX could possibly be low enough that wearing glasses full time can hinder the natural emmetropization. There is no family history of this condition and we are wondering if we should get another opinion.
Emmetropization is somewhat controversial, but probably valid. Also, giving the full script is also controversial, but not out the normal realm. They may be recommending the full script, then having the child back soon to check on the esotropia. If the esotropia is less severe, then they may recommend backing off (halving) the script. This would stimulate emmetropization.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.