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crossing of the eye

I guess my question should be more clear. I have a friend whose niece has had a history of neglect. This has bothered me for a long time. She was removed from the custody of her mother, and given to her father. Her step mother says she can't love this beautiful little girl as her own. I have been upset with what is happening to this little girl for a long time. I can only stand by and watch because I have no legal rights. I did call childrens protective service while she was in the custody of her mother. I hadn't seen the baby for 8 months, then today while visiting my friend, I got to see her, and could not believe her crossed eye...I know you can develope this condition through a stroke etc. but I want to know if a hit to the head or another blow could cause this problem.
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If she has "crossed eyes" or strabismus, she may very well have been born with the condition and the causes could very well be genetic.  I cannot know the exact cause, of course.  I'm sorry about the difficult social situation you spoke about.  Regarding the "crossed eyes" - it is very important that the child sees a pediatric ophthalmologist right away so she can receive proper evaluation and treatment.  Perhaps you can be an encouragement and help in some way to get this done.

MJK MD
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