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3 Common things that cause crossed eyes and how to manage it




Crossed eyes medically known as strabismus is a condition in which the eyes point in different directions. In people who have this condition, both eyes are unable to look or focus on a particular object at the same time. These are some facts on the condition you should know:

  • It commonly occurs in babies and young children, however older children and adults can also develop crossed eyes
  • It can occur in both eyes, in one eye or alternates between both eyes. It can also be constant or intermittent in its occurrence
  • It can be caused by poor eye muscle control, nerve problems in the brain or injury to the eyes
  • Eye turning, a major characteristics of crossed eyes may occur occasionally or all the time. Occasional occurrence may be due to an illness or stress
  • Contrary to popular notion, crossed eyes in babies and children are not outgrown. If left untreated, the condition would worsen
  • People who have certain medical conditions and have a family member with crossed eyes are more likely to develop the condition

It is important for the eyes to be properly aligned. This would help to ensure good depth perception and prevent double vision. Crossed eyes should never be ignored. If left untreated, it can permanently reduce vision in one eye, and a condition known as  ‘lazy eye’ would develop.

If early treatment is sought, crossed eyes can be treated and corrected. There are different forms of treatment for crossed eyes. This may include eye glasses, surgery and vision therapy.


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  1. Tunde

    April 3, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    DOCTOR O. Please,kindly advise me. Does constant sex affect the reproduction. I am a man who is addicted to sex and I can hardly do without it. As a matter of fact, I have sex with different ladies daily and when I can’t get one,I masturbate. I have tried to stop this on many occasions but it proved abortive coz i am easily moved and seduced. However, I have noticed that I have not been able to get any lady pregnant most importantly my girlfriend whom I don’t use protection with. On few occasions, I tried it with other ladies to confirm and be so sure but still no one got pregnant. The only problem I think I may have is the constant sex. Could that be a reason for not been able to impregnate a girl? Pls advise me. Thanks.

    • Dr. O.

      Dr. O.

      April 10, 2017 at 7:00 am

      Hello Tunde, constant sexual intercourse does not cause infertility; it is possible that you have not had intercourse with any of your partners during their fertile period or they are currently on some form of contraception, hence their not getting pregnant. It is advisable however to abstain from unprotected sexual intercourse as certain sexually transmitted infections can interefere with the production or transport of sperm causing infertility.

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