One eye is turning outwards

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Ive noticed that one of my eyes is turning outwards.  I notice it especially in photographs.

What could this be and why?

Thank you

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    Once I had noticed similar. Doc told me that the eye lid requires (possibly tightening or some thing like that) minor surgery if it is causing any problem which I did not agree. Thereafter I forgot about it. Possibly it is still there
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    Its called exotropia or strabismus.    In the first instance you could visist an optician for advice. If you are in UK you should visit your GP for advice. its a good idea to let your doctor know about it so that it can be monitored,  There is a procedure to realign the eye in the same way as a squint can be realigned but only an ophthalmologist [surgeon] can decide on that.
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      I managed to get an emergency optician appointment today.

      She gave me the full works.  She said my eyes are straight - I had a special test.  She said if there were turning I would have double vision.

      People havent noticed it it was ony when I took a photo that I saw it.

      Im terrible though I automatically think the worse.

      Thank you for your help.

      Liz xx


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