Pseudostrabismus Symptoms & Causes

Are my eyes really crossing?

Be Eye Wise and understand that pseudostrabismus is a 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 can 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.