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Eyes not perfectly symmetrical
Hi doctor! Im 17 years old and i have recently noticed a deviation in my left eye. My eyes were always symetrical. I always thought that eyes could get misalligned when you're a child. Lately, I have been having a lot of stress and but I have no severe head injury or eye muscle injury. I have also been feeling a pulling sensation around the eyes.  I went down to the eye doctor to get my eyes checked but he said that my eyes are fine. but I have actually noticed a slight change in my left eye. Maybe it was so slight that the eye doctor thought it was normal. I am nearsighted and my left eye is better vision than my right eye but no double vision at all . Could the stress have caused the misalignment? And can it be prevented from getting worse?
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233488 tn?1310696703
No stress can not cause misalignment. It may be that your facial features are assympetrical and make your eyes appear crossed when they aren't. this is called pseudo-strabismus.

Your other option see an pediatric strabismus ophthalmologist. Find one at www.aao.org

JCH DM
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Thank you very much for your help doctor.
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