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is it the eye or eyelid that is uneven?
Her eye is higher.
Her eye is higher
when did this first appear?
we went for a routine first visit to an optometrist today and he said that we should look at pictures
to see if there have been changes it is hard to tell in the last year and we don't have access to pictures earlier right now
he suggested it can be a sign of a tumour but that is very rare
did the optometrist refer your daughter to an ophthalmologist?
we are going to re visit him tomorrow with the pictures
what was the optometrist's diagnosis?
he had no diagnosis but did indicate that rarely it is a sign of a tumour and to watch for changes
misaligned eyes can occur in childen. in most cases the misaligned eyes are crossed inwards or outwards toward the ear.
vertical misalignment with one eye higher or lower is is not as common.
I'd recommend your child be evaluated by a pediatric ophthalmologist.
you can ask for a referral from the optometrist.
what could cause vertical misalignment?
do you notice the vertical misalignment?
I didn't until he pointed it out
is it there all the time or only sometimes?
all the time
most common cause is a weakness of one of the eye muscles, (superior oblique muscle).
In toronto, it could take quite a while to see an opthamologist so I am trying not to be
too freaked out by the "tumour" option
sudden changes in eye alignment could be due to problems with the brain, but i agree with your optometrist that this is rare.
would a weak muscle issue be evident in pics of her at all ages or would it change
it can vary, but usually present most of the time.
unfortunately, pictures can be deceiving since the angles can be different with each picture.
what steps would an opthomologist take
a detail eye exam.
the difference being that a pediatric ophthalmologist would have more experience.
do you know any good paediatric opthamologists in toronto or buffalo NY?
unfortunately, I do not.
thanks for your expertise
your optometrist would be the best resource for a referral.