Signs of Potential Eye Problems in Children
Paying attention to the physical appearance of your child’s eye, his behavioral changes and complaints can help in the early detection and treatment of eye disorders. Often parents, grandparents and caregivers are the first ones to detect these problems.
What are the symptoms of eye problems in children
The following are possible signs of potential eye problem in children.
- Double vision
- Blurred vision
- Crossed eyes
- Redness of the eyes
- Swelling of the eyes
- Eyes turn in or out and do not focus
- Eyes are sensitive
- Eyes appear to bulge
- Drainage from the eyes
- Child rubs eyes excessively
- Child has difficulty reading
- Child tilts head to see
- “Jiggly” or dancing eyes
- Abnormal sized eyes ( too large or too small)
- Droopy eyelids
These symptoms may resemble other medical conditions . Always consult your doctor for diagnosis.
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