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How rare is strabismus?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Strabismus: Reported incidence in adults & older adults is around 50 per 100,00 , depending on the type;- Paralytic form is 44%. Convergence insufficiency form 16%. Small angle hypertropia 13%. Divergence insufficiency 10%. Lifetime risk 4%. (American Academy of Ophthalmology publication 2014).

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What is strabismus?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Crossed eyes...: ...Or divergent gaze (eyes looking away from each other). Usually has an underlying vision problem such as myopia or cataract.
Dr. Christopher Larson
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Divergent gaze; out turning eyes, can be the result of several possible underlying problems. The most common is familial strabismus
Jul 12, 2013
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Crossed eyes (Esotropia) is convergent strabismus, drifting eyes (Exotropia) is divergent strabismus.
Aug 25, 2013
Dr. Derek Sprunger
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Strabismus is any mis-aligment of the eyes: convergent (cross eye) , divergent (wall eye) or vertical. This should always be evaluated by a medical eye doctor>
Sep 5, 2013

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