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A 37-year-old male asked:

Please share an interesting fact about dealing with strabismus.

14 doctor answers36 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Ignore: They are using some non surgical approaches to treating this.
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Dr. William Kasper
55 years experience
Ignore: Even though you are using one eye, you still have depth perception.
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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Ignore: It's very important for children with strabismus to follow closely with their ophthalmologist.
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Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
True. If young you don't want amblyopia to devrlope
Jan 24, 2015
Dr. Stan Coleman
Ophthalmology 64 years experience
Most important to get the necessary follow up and treatment to maintain vision.
Feb 20, 2015
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Ignore: It's not too old 2have eye ms surgery.Strabismus can hinder social interaction, job, self confidence.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Ignore: In alternating strabismus, no one knows which eye is viewing you so a slight head turn is a clue.
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Ignore: In strabismus, the least likely cause is attributable to eye muscle problems.
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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: 5 - 10% of preschoolers may need glasses. Formal vision screening begins at age 3 yrs. See your Doc.
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Ignore: Children can have permanent vision loss if severe strabismus is left untreated.
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Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Ignore: If strabismus lasts over 3 months old in a baby, see eye doc- they will often patch the strong eye.
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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Ignore: If you see spots floating in the eye which disturb your vision you must see an Ophthalmologist.
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Ignore: Convergence insufficiency can be treated with eye exercises like pencil pushups.
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Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Ignore: Eye muscle exercises and glasses may be helpful with mild strabismus prior to surgery as treatment.
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Dr. Patrick DeRespinis
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Ignore: Strabismus can sometimes be caused by a more serious health issue in a child (e.g. retinoblastoma).
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Dr. Lisa Abrams
Pediatric Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Ignore: Crossed eyes in young children will typically not be "grown out of" and requires evaluation asap.
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A 37-year-old male asked:

Please share a tip in the form of a haiku on dealing with strabismus.

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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Ignore: Make sure glasses, patching, and/or drops are used consistently as prescribed by your eye doctor.
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