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Can you have strabismus without your vision being affected?

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

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed is where the eyes do not both look straight ahead, but are misaligned so one or both point slightly inward. This can cause a person to have double-vision, since the two images from ...Read more


Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus is a medical condition due to weakness or paralysis of one or more muscles that control eye movement. As a result, the eyes are not aligned with each other and ...Read more