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Old 08-23-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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I noticed tonight that my 2 yo ds (he'll be 3 in December) was looking at a book with me and pulled it real close and his eyes crossed and didn't go uncrossed when he looked away from the book. They stayed crossed even once he looked at me. I'm just not sure what to think about it. Is this normal for a 2 yo?

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Old 08-23-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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I'm not sure mama- are you sure he wasn't doing it on purpose?
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:34 PM   #3
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I don't think so. He was paying attention to the book and naming colors and stuff.
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If he was doing it on purpose, I wouldn't worry about it otherwise, I'd take him to see a pedi. ophthalmologist. If you havec an HMO start with your pedi but know that he doesn't have a lot of training.
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Call around and find an ophthalmologist who will see a young child. Do NOT take him to an optomotrist. S/he'll just refer him to an ophthalmologist. It could be nothing, it could be that he might need glasses for reading, or it could be amblyopia (lazy eye).
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My dh seems to think that it could be because the writing was so small. I was reading my Bible when climbed on my lap and was looking at the colors of the hilighting I had done on the pages and that's when it happened.
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Well, I caught him doing it again today. It seems like it's time to say something to the pediatrician. When it happened earlier today it looked like it's lazy eye. My cousin had it when she was little and that's exactly what it looked like.
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