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Child occasionally crosses one of his eyes, sudden episode of stuttering, diagnosed with astigmatism. Cause of sudden onset?

about a week ago I noticed my 3yr old son is occationaly crossing one of his eyes...then yesterday they sent a letter home from his pre school after doing a routine eye exam on the children saying that he might have astigmatisim. not only this but I have noticed for the past couple weeks he has been suddenly studdering too... are these things related? He went from being a healthy normal little boy, to having all of these issues in just a matter of a couple weeks
Asked On : Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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Thank you for your query.

Weak eyesight is usually associated with squint and once the proper lenses are prescribed and used, squinting reduces. The child has to be followed up for it.

If the child has started going to school very recently then some children do present with regression in behaviour which can explain the stuttering. It shall be better to discuss the issue with the teacher and observe the child. In case there is deterioration then an examination by a doctor is warranted to rule out any neurlogical reasons.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.


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