March 14, 2007
The topic of this week's HealthWise segment is what is generally referred to as "lazy eye." It is a fairly common eye condition that affects about 5% of the population. Pediatric Ophthalmologist Dr. Christian Carter from Martha Jefferson Hospital came to the studio to explain this condition.
For infants younger than 6 months old, crossed eyes is not necessarily a problem, as the eyes have not fully developed at that point. However, once babies get older and this problem does not go away, parents should begin getting concerned about this issue.
Ultimately, lazy eye can affect children in many different ways, with degrees of severity. There are multiple treatment methods, and it is important to get treatment when problems like this are identified.
To learn more about this topic, please click the video link above.