• What does my daughter’s diagnosis of an ocular movement disorder mean?


    Question:

    My daughter recently had a pre-school eye check and I have received a letter saying the results suggest she has an ocular movement disorder. What could this be? I am a worrier, so will overthink this until I receive some information.


    Answer:

    There are many possible causes for this observation, along with the observation being wrong. I would recommend that a parent consider the results of the vision screening and discuss the findings with their pediatrician, but in my opinion, in most cases the child should have a complete eye examination with an ophthalmologist.