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What is the best treatment if strabismus?

What is the best treatment if strabismus?

Depends: Some cases of strabismis can be managed with glasses while others require surgery. Your ophthalmologist can help you with this. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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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


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What are my options for treatment if I have strabismus?

What are my options for treatment if I have strabismus?

Alignment =surgery: Persistent alignment issues will often require delicate surgery on the muscles that move the eyeball have your eye dr refer you to someone who has completed the training to do thei special eye surgery. They are often affiliated with children's hospitals or medical schools. ...Read more

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What is treatment for strabismus in infant?

What is treatment for strabismus in infant?

Diagnosis: Strabismus can be caused by refractive needs, muscle paralysis, pathology, or an intrinsic defect in the muscular coordination system of the brain between the two eyes. A diagnosis of which type must be made, and then the treatments vary: eyeglasses, patching, surgery . If it is pathologic such as a tumor or cataract, this must be addressed first. ...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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Are there any adult treatments for strabismus that does not use lasers or needles?

Are there any adult treatments for strabismus that does not use lasers or needles?

Yes: Most strabismis is treated with surgery in the operating room. You would be under anesthesia for it. There is no laser treatment for it. ...Read more

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What eye therapy exercises are proven to help strabismus?

Strabismus exercises: Eye muscle surgery along with orthoptic exercises used by an orthoptic trained technician can be beneficial and are frequently used in children. Patterns established by adults do not respond well. ...Read more

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I have strabismus.... one of my eyes go out occasionally and I am able to get them back aligned but it gives me headaches. Therapy or Surgery?

I have strabismus.... one of my eyes go out occasionally and I am able to get them back aligned but it gives me headaches. Therapy or Surgery?

Either may help: YOu have not mentioned your age. This will have bearing on it if you are too young. If you are over 15 - 18 you should ask your opthalmologist. If you are able to keep it in most of the time I would try therapy first to avoid surgery . Best wishes. ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're the treatments for strabismus(cross eye)?

Depends on the type.: There are many causes for strabismus and management is different for children and for adults. Treatments include observation, patching, glasses, medication, and surgery, depending on the cause, severity, and type of strabismus. Eye patching in children should only be done under the guidance of your eye doctor, as patching can cause amblyopia (lazy eye). ...Read more

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What is/are the cause(s) for the lazy and what is/are the treatment(s) for the lazy eye?

What is/are the cause(s) for the lazy and what is/are the treatment(s) for the lazy eye?

Non-working = lazy: Lazy eye refers to several issues that can cause the brain to quit accepting input from an affected eye, so it is not working =lazy. Example: 1 eye presents a sharp image to the brain, 1 a fuzzy image. The brain chooses to keep the sharp image & quit "looking" at the other image. Timed patching of the good eye makes the brain keep using the weak eye. The eye dr works to improve the weak eye. ...Read more

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Lazy eye treatment?

Lazy eye treatment?

Several possible: Lazy eye is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lazy eye?

What is the treatment for lazy eye?

Patches/glasses/drop: First, it depends on the age of the patient. Most lazy eye (amblyopia) should be treated before age 9-10. The patient needs a complete, dilated eye exam to deterine need for glasses and to rule out any other underlying conditions. Patching or dilating drops are then used in the stronger eye to force the use of the weak eye to make it stronger. see also: http://www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/21 ...Read more

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What are the available options for treatment of lazy eye?

What are the available options for treatment of lazy eye?

Several possible: Lazy eye is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more

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I stopped wearing my glasses and got a lazy eye. Is there a treatment for this?

I stopped wearing my glasses and got a lazy eye. Is there a treatment for this?

Rx May help: Ambliopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched. If the process has gone on too long, the brain will not turn on.If one eye has begun to deviate, surgery is done for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more


Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed = strabismus = esotropia = condition in which one or both eyes are turned ...Read more