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Dr. Theodore Wu Dr. Wu
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Can you have strabismus without your vision being affected?

Dr. Theodore Wu Dr. Wu
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Can you have strabismus without your vision being affected?

Strabismus: Yes. Some people with strabismus have double vision and reduced stereo vision (depth perception). Many people with strabismus see very well-- they do not have double vision and their eyes work together well. It is simply a matter of degree, since the brain can compensate for small amounts of strabismus. See you local eye doctor if you are having double vision or trouble focusing. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Can I have strabismus without vision being affected?

Can I have strabismus without vision being affected?

Yes: If you have alternate vision meaning that you see with one eye at a time this way one does not develop a lazy eye. ...Read more

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How is your vision changed when you have strabismus?

How is your vision changed when you have strabismus?

Strabismus: If only one eye is involved, the normal eye tends to dominate the work of focusing to the detriment of the lazy eye. This problem, however, can be fixed with patching the normal eye, glasses and/or surgery. If both eyes are involved, the stronger eye will dominate. In either case, consult your ohpthalmologist. ...Read more

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Would vision therapy fix my strabismus?

Would vision therapy  fix my strabismus?

Unlikely: Vision therapy supposedly improves the efficiency of vision but cannot in any circumstance improve eye position which is what is dysfunctional in strabismus. Vision therapy is untested, unproven and generally a big waste of time and money. Check with an ophthalmologist who is a specialist in strabismus in your area (frequently pediatric ophthalmologists) for the best information on your eyes. ...Read more

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Can you cure strabismus through vision therapy?

Can you cure strabismus through vision therapy?

In some cases: Certain forms of strabismus can be controlled with a proper refraction and may require patching or other therapy if amblyopia has already developed. Not all cases require surgery. ...Read more

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Can vision therapy cure or help with adult strabismus?

Can vision therapy cure or help with adult strabismus?

Sometimes: In certain cases, where the eye turn is not constant and normal retinal function is still present, vision therapy can give patients better control and minimize the time the turn is present. You should be evaluated by a strabismus surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cure strabismus through vision therapy?

How long does it take to cure strabismus through vision therapy?

It may never cure: Strabismus can occasionally be improved by vision therapy, but more often requires multiple treatments, including glasses and even surgery. Even once the strabismus has improved, it can return years later, especially if the original treatment was begun at an older age, or did not completely treat it. ...Read more

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Is a 4th surgery recommended for adult strabismus bc of double vision?

Maybe: If you are having double vision and measurements are consistent, then a 4th surgery may be considered. Your surgeon will not to be cautious not to disrupt too many muscle since this increases the risk of anterior segment ischemia. ...Read more

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Ten days after having bi lateral strabismus surgery, my double vision is back. Can I use my specs that have a prism, or do I have to try and manage ?

Ten days after having bi lateral strabismus surgery, my double vision is back. Can I use my specs that have a prism, or do I have to try and manage  ?

See your surgeon: The prism glasses you already have may not work, because the measurements have probably changed. If you haven't already done so, try on your glasses--they may help a little with the double. If you do not have a follow up appointment scheduled with your surgeon, you should make one. ...Read more

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Is it true that the chances of strabismus surgery succeeding is much lower if you have very bad vision in one eye?

Generally yes: The eyes are aligned by coordination of the visual input. If one eye has poor vision then that signal to yours eyes is diminished and the chance of re-drifting after strabismus surgery is greater. You may still enjoy a long period of decent eye alignment and the procedure generally can be repeated. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is true that the chances of strabismus surgery succeeding is much lower if u have very bad vision in 1 eye?

Please explain if it is true that the chances of strabismus surgery succeeding is much lower if u have very bad vision in 1 eye?

This is true: The surgery generally works well whether or not there is poor vision in one eye. However in people who lack good vision in one eye, the strabismus is more likely to recur. ...Read more

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I have strabismus in both eyes will i eventually get blind? I already have trouble seeing and one of my eye vision is worst than the other.

I have strabismus in both eyes will i eventually get blind? I already have trouble seeing and one of my eye vision is worst than the other.

Strabismus: is a misalignment of the eyes, sometimes called crossed eyes or lazy eyes. Please consult an eye doctor. It is not related to blindness and there are exercises and surgeries that can help, perhaps an eye patch. Please ask your eye doctor about these and get a second opinion if the first one is not helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the best lenses for strabismus? (exo) are toric or multifocals better? Doctor said there can't be surgery at this stage. Also, are progressive/bifocal glasses better than single vision?

What are the best lenses for strabismus? (exo) are toric or multifocals better? Doctor said there can't be surgery at this stage. Also, are progressive/bifocal glasses better than single vision?

Lenses may not help: If you have a lazy eye, no lens will "fix" it. However, any lens that gets you to your best corrected vision will help but i usually recommend staying away from multifocals in lazy eyes. If you still have a muscle problem--this should be addressed by a strabismus surgeon. ...Read more

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Pain behind right eye for about a week, comes and goes and the pain is like a prodding ache that only lasts a few seconds at a time. I have also had double vision for over a year and decreased vision I think this was due to strabismus surgery last ye?

Pain behind right eye for about a week, comes and goes and the pain is like a prodding ache that only lasts a few seconds at a time. I have also had double vision for over a year and decreased vision I think this was due to strabismus surgery last ye?

Eye surgery: Have you mentioned these pains to your ophthalmologist? Such fleeting pains are often due to irritability of a nerve or muscle. The symptom may be related to your prior eye surgery. Your ophthalmologist can best answer any question about these pains. ...Read more

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Daughter had strabismus surgery 2mo bk &still HS double vision.When'll it go away? Doc says she HS 8 prism inward squint in 1 eye fm 40 outward before

The results sound: Good. In eye muscle surgery the aim is to get the eyes aligned within 10 prism diopters. A person 4 years should be able to fuse the images together with this result. Ask the surgeon! ...Read more

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Had strabismus in both eyes forever,had a dozen surgeries,can only focus with one eye at a time,when i try to hold them forward i get a headache and blurred vision and cant pay attention because it takes too much effort. what else can i do?

Had strabismus in both eyes forever,had a dozen surgeries,can only focus with one eye at a time,when i try to hold them forward i get a headache and blurred vision and cant pay attention because it takes too much effort. what else can i do?

Uncorrected: strabismus may affect 2-eye vision will not affect one-eye vision. I've had the same issues since birth (I'm 58) and I'm a dentist! I learned to use one eye at a time and not "force" holding them together. Since multiple surgeries did not correct it, this may be your best option. I use one eye for distance and one for close up reading. Your surgeon should help you adapt. ...Read more

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I'd like to get my strabismus fixed. However I don't really know where to start.

I'd like to get my strabismus fixed. However I don't really know where to start.

Call your doc: Your local doc should know someone in the area that manages strabismus and or does strabismus surgery. They should be able to refer you to. The surgery is done by ophthalmologists that have extra training in that area. ...Read more

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Is strabismus fixable?

Yes: Yes. Some forms are more complex and are more difficult to fix but for the most part strabismus is fixable. ...Read more

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How rare is strabismus?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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). ...Read more

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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based ...Read more