Pseudostrabismus Symptoms & Causes

Are my eyes really crossing?

Be Eye Wise and understand that pseudostrabismus is condition that makes it appear as though the eyes are misaligned, when in reality, they are fine. Noticed in children, pseudostrabismus is caused by a wide, flat nose and a fold of skin at the inner eyelid that can make eyes appear crossed.

In essence, pseudostrabismus is an optical illusion, but only a trained doctor can accurately identify pseudostrabismus from true strabismus.

Symptoms of pseudostrabismus can be:

  • The appearance of misaligned eyes.

Causes of pseudostrabismus an be:

  • A wide, flat nose.
  • A fold of skin at the inner eyelid

Treatment of pseudostrabismus:

  • Time and child growth.

To learn all you can about pseudostrabismus, Be Eye Wise and schedule an appointment with a Northwest Eye doctor. Because the more you know, the better you see.