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Strabismus is a common condition among children. About 4 percent of all children in the United States have strabismus. It can also occur later in life. It may run in families; however, many people with strabismus have no relatives with the problem. Accommodative esotropia is the most common form of esotropia that occurs in children usually 2 years or older. In this type of strabismus, when the child focuses the eyes to see clearly, the eyes turn inward. This crossing may occur when focusing at a distance, up close or both.
Strabismus is especially common among children with disorders that may affect the brain, such as:
A cataract or eye injury that affects vision can also cause strabismus. The vast majority of children with strabismus, however, have none of these problems. Many do have a family history of strabismus.
If she has neurological symptoms such as headaches, paralysis, numbness, weakness, numbness, her doctor will order a CT or MRI to look at the brain.
Yellow crusted discharge could be due to blepharitis. It is inflammation of the eyelid, which might make the eyes not focused easily to see, resulting in the eye turning inward. Since it is not consistent, it doesn't seem to be a problem in the brain. If the blepharitis is cured, the eye turning would go away.