Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Common vision problem may be misdiagnosed as ADHD

Raea Gragg, 9, needed therapy to help her eyes work together.

Doctors thought Raea Gragg's problems possibly stemmed from autism spectrum disorder, neurofibromatosis, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or anxiety disorder before one doctor finally found the true problem. Raea's eyes don't work together, so at close range she sees everything double, finally explaining her lifelong problems with reading and writing. The New York Times

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