Clinical research: Eye problems common in autism — – Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

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Dr. Pat McGuire‘s insight:

This is an important article that highlights concerns that parents of children with autism have brought up frequently.  I wonder if the children who look at things sideways have the unequal acuity between eyes that they mention?  I know that I have uneven acuity (astigmatism in one eye and near sighted in the other to a different degree) and I find myself closing one eye depending on what I am focusing on.

I think it is important for children with autism to have an eye exam from a pediatric phthamologist who has experience working with children with special needs in order to get this looked at.

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