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A 23-year-old member asked:

Can strabismus develop in teen years?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: Decompensation of a tendency toward strabismus can appear in the teen years as the eye grows and optical correction changes. New onset strabismus must be evaluated for possible medical causes.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Yes but not typical: Eye turns can develop in the teens but are usually present before. A new onset eye turn requires evaluation by an eye doctor.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are all of the options for treating strabismus after the teen years?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Surgery: The hope is to restore the position of the eyes so that they look like both are oriented the same way. If the variant position is cosmetically obvious, the only solution is surgical repositioning. There are no medications or exercise therapies which will reposition the eyes.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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