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How does strabismus worsen?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Strabismus: Strabismus occurs when the eye are not aligned properly, so they do not work well together. In some people, this misalignment worsens over time. If it occurs only occasionally, no intervention is needed. If the misalignment worsens, double vision may result. This can be fixed with prism glasses. If special glasses don't work, surgery to straighten the eyes may be needed.
Dr. Harold Ballitch
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Several ways: Strabismus will typically worsen if it is related to poor vision in one eye (amblyopia) because there is a lack of fixation ie one does not use both eyes together.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Worsening strabismus, what are some causes?

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Variable: Change in glasses rx, poor vision, neurologic issues, idiopathic- meaning unknown.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What causes strabismus to worsen?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Lack of proper : treatment is the main reason, though strabismus can recur after corrective surgery on the the extra-ocular muscles. Childhood strabismus is variable. It can worsen with fatigue or illness.There can be " accommodative esotropia" when a 2-3 yr.-old with a refractive error (hyperopia) tries to "focus". Prescriptive lenses may help these tots. Take the child back to the pediatric ophthalmologist.
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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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