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hi, my child has a vision problems,when he looking his eyes

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hi, my child has a vision problems,when he looking his eyes not focusing together,is it common in young age?cureable? thankyou
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 3 years ago.
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Yes, it is not uncommon for children as young as 3 years to have poor focusing of eyes. It occurs most often due to convergence insufficiency (CI). This is due to weak eye muscles. Treatment is in the form of eye exercises. It is better to get him referred to a pediatric ophthalmologist who also specialise in squint. Poor vision in one eye can cause suppression in that eye resulting in deviation and poor focusing. Giving proper spectacle correction and patching of the sound eye will help in improving vision, treat amblyopia and improve the focusing power of the eyes. A dilated eye exam is also needed to look for organic causes of poor vision in one eye ( cataract, congenital anomalies, retinal problems or tumours). Please do not worry as there is a treatment for majority of the conditions. Just get his eye examined thoroughly by a pediatric ophthalmologist
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