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Strabismus

Strabismus is a vision condition in which a person cannot align both eyes simultaneously under normal conditions.

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One or both of the eyes may turn in “cross eyed” (esotropia), out “wall eyed” (extropia), up (hypertropia) or down (hypotropia).

An eye turn may be constant (when the eye turns all of the time) or intermittent (turning only some of the time, such as under stressful conditions or when ill). Whether constant or intermittent, Strabismus always requires appropriate evaluation and treatment.

The causes most often develop in infants and young children, although it can occur in adults. It is estimated that up to 5 percent of all children have some type or degree of Strabismus.

Treatment for Strabismus

In most cases the problem does not improve on its own as the child grows. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the eye-turning and may include:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Vision Therapy (Non-surgical approach)
  • Eye muscle surgery

Vision Therapy can in some instances correct the Strabismus muscle. Surgery can sometimes straighten the eyes and a program of Vision Therapy is often necessary to restore full visual functions.

Click here for more information about Children with Special Needs and Strabismus

For Success Stories related to Strabismus, go to Vision Therapy Stories, Strabismus and Vision Therapy Stories, Lazy Eye

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