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What's the chance of strabismus getting worse?

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Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Usually yes: With time strabismus often increases. Of course, if the strabismus is significant (really bad) it may be as bad as it can get.
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
High: Infants with true strabismus can have serious consequences. Luckily the most common cause is pseudo-strabismus in which it only appears that eyes are crossed, but in fact are straight. A doctor will be able to tell you if your child has one of the other.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Why is my strabismus getting worse? I need some advice.

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Dr. Edward Burney
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Bad strabismus: If your strabismus is exotropic (turing out), and getting worse, may be due to age related loss of accomodation (focusing). When younger, this focusing power helps to keep the eyes more aligned. As we age and go into bifocals, this focuing power (accomodation) is reduced which can result in a drifting out of the eyes.

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