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I understand your anxiousness - This problem can be corrected significantly with prompt attention.
I agree with Dr. Shariq Riaz. However, I would like to provide you with few additional information to assist you. The unequal eye is related to the problem with the right eye, but would need closer closer with dilated and complete eye examination by the ophthalmologist
. It is important to exclude a lesion such Retinoblastoma
or other retinal problem at the back of the eye. Once these have been excluded then the regular treatment of Strabismus
or Lazy eye
can be addressed.
Regarding the eye turning in. it appears that she has lazy eye (strabismus) with the right eye turning in (Esotropia, right eye). If the mis alignment is not corrected, her visual development in the right will become affected - leading to ambylopia (permanent poor vision), especially after age 9. However, the sooner the correction is started the closest to complete and normal recovery she will achieve.
I suggest that you take your daughter to any eye doctor, and not to wait until March 4, 2010. What needs to be done now is to fit your daughter with glasses and force her to use the right eye. In addition, she will probably need her left eye (good eye) patch or blurred in order to force her to use the right eye more. It is important that visual processing occur in the right eye for normal development. The sooner you have her start the process the better. Once corrected early, her eyes will develop well, later in life she may or may not need glasses depending on the difference between the two eyes, or her overall refractive error.
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Edited by Dr. Stan on 2/8/2010 at 7:06 PM EST