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Causes Of Hypertropia
Could you tell me why my left side eye is slighty higher than my right eye? What causes hypertropia?
Many possibilities: I assume you were not born with a slight orbital asymmetry with one eye higher. There are many causes of hypertropia. One of the most common is IV cranial (Trochlear) nerve weakness which can come from trauma, diabetes or many other things. Another is Graves disease with hyperthyroidism. There is a long list but usually the problem is benign. U should be seen by EyeMD-let me know if I can help. ...Read more
Can someone tell me what I should do? My left side eye is slighty higher than my right eye (not that high). What cause hypertropia?
See eye doctor: There are many causes of eye asymmetry. If you have double vision this may be due to (strabismus) weakness of your eye muscles or the nerves that control the muscles from trauma, stroke, congenital causes, etc this could also be a mass or change in the structures around the eye moving the position of the eye. Finally, one eye may appear higher due to asymmetry of the eyelids. See your eye doctor. ...Read more
Hypertropia: Hypertropia is when one eye is pointed higher than the other. The eye is not higher in the orbit or the orbit higher on the face. This is facial asymmetry, and is common and does not require treatment. People who have acquired hypertropia typically have double vision in which the two images are above and below. ...Read more
Brainstem: Brain centers that control alignment of the eyes are located in the brainstem (lower part of the brain such as medulla, pons and midbrain). Damage to these areas can create a misalignment (or a skew) which can be defined as hypertropia. ...Read more
I'm 20 y/o. I think I have hypertropia in my right eye. I don't have doubled vision. Instead, my right eye has bad vision. Possible cause? What to do?
Several options: Why does your right eye have poor vision? Is it a "lazy" eye from birth or was there an injury or medical issue that left the eye with poor vision? That being said, a poor seeing eye will naturally drift. Surgery can return the eye to a more normal position. This would be considered "cosmetic". ...Read more
Depends : On how much deviation there is , 2-3 prism diopters are well tolerated, above that it depends. ...Read more