Strabismus, or misalignment of the eyes, is commonly seen in babies and young children. Crossing of the eyes is considered normal for children who are younger than two months. However, in children above three months of age, crossing of the eyes may indicate exotropia (condition of the eyes moving outward) or esoptropia (the condition of the eyes crossing inward).
If you are concerned about strabismus, have your child examined by an ophthalmologist. The ophthalmologist will evaluate your child on factors such as eye alignment, visual acuteness, and depth perception.
Any of the following treatments may be prescribed in case of strabismus: