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Signs of Potential Eye Problems

Careful attention to physical appearance, behavioral changes and complaints from your child can assist in the early detection and treatment of eye disorders. Often parents, grandparents or caregivers are the first to detect problems.

Symptoms of Eye Problems

Signs and symptoms of potential eye problems may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Crossed eyes
  • Eyes turn in or out and do not focus
  • Redness in the eyes
  • Swelling of the eyes
  • Eyes are sensitive to light
  • Eyes appear to bulge
  • Excessive tearing
  • Drainage from the eyes
  • Squinting
  • Rubbing eyes excessively
  • Difficulty reading
  • Tilting head to see
  • Difficulty in performing "close up" tasks
  • Jiggly or dancing eyes
  • Abnormal-sized eyes (too large or too small)
  • Droopy eyelid

The symptoms of eye problems may resemble other medical conditions. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.