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How rare is the eye condition known as strabismus?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Many cases: Strabismujs is the technical term for eyes that do not track together. In childhood this can be due to lack of circuitry in the brain which holds them together, or changes in eye power, or sometimes serious internal eye pathology. In adults it can be a residual of eye pathology from childhood, or a new event like tumors, vascular disease, strokes and trauma. It is not too common.
Dr. Johan Zwaan
Pediatric Ophthalmology 58 years experience
About 5%: Strabismus is fairly common. Up to 5% of the population has one or another form of strabismus.

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How unusual is the eye condition strabismus?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Very common: Strabismus, or misaligned eyes, is a very common disorder. It does not require treatment in most cases.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How infrequent is the eye condition strabismus?

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
4%: 4% of the pupulation is either born with, or develops manifest strabismus. Strabismus refers to the eyes being misaligned: esotropia-turned in, exotropia-turned out, hyperopia-up, hyotropia-down, or a combination. Congental stabismus is treated early.

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