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What is the fastest way to treat "esotropia strabismus"?

What is the fastest way to treat "esotropia strabismus"?

Surgery: Unless the problem is associated with a high aca ratio, in which glasses will help, surgery to move the eyes straight is the fastest treatment. Your ophthalmologist van help you with that. ...Read more

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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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Does lasik also correct esotropia or strabismus?

Does lasik also correct esotropia or strabismus?

No: Laser vision correction eliminates the glasses prescription but foes not correct strabismus. Depending on your case, control of strabismus may improve after laser vision correction. ...Read more

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Multiple strabismus surgeries have turned esotropia to exotropia. What do I do?

Multiple strabismus surgeries have turned esotropia to exotropia. What do I do?

Cosmetic goal: Correction of the misalignment will not usually change the vision, so that drifting is still possible as vision in both eyes maintains alignment. Surgery gets the eyes close together but will not hold time in position if the vision is not good in each eye so drifting is possible. The goal then is limit the drift to a cosmetically acceptable level and hope it holds for a while. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the causes of esotropia?

Many: There are many causes of esotropia, some of which are deadly. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is accomodative esotropia curable?

Is accomodative esotropia curable?

Sort of: Most cases of this will improve or even go away completely if treated with appropriate glasses in children and teenagers. If it does not, then glasses or contacts will usually control it in adults. Surgery is available for those few who cannot get good control with glasses. ...Read more

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How rare is strabismus?

How rare is strabismus?

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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What causes adult strabismus?

What causes adult strabismus?

Adult strabismus: Adult strabismus has multiple causes, including worsening of the natural eye alignment, trauma, brain tumors (rare), etc. If you are starting to have double vision, or if you are noticing trouble focusing, call your ophthalmologist for an appointment and have someone else drive you to the appointment. ...Read more

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How can strabismus be treated?

How can strabismus be treated?

Glasses, surgery etc: In affected children with strabismus (misaligned eyes), the main goal is development of good and equal vision in both eyes. Another goal is to establish good alignment between the eyes to give a normal appearance. These goals can often be accomplished with a combination of patching the weaker eye, glasses, or eye muscle surgery. In adults, the main goal is normal appearance since vision is stable. ...Read more

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What causes strabismus to worsen?

What causes strabismus to worsen?

Lack of proper : treatment is the main reason, though strabismus can recur after corrective surgery on the the extra-ocular muscles. Childhood strabismus is variable. It can worsen with fatigue or illness.There can be " accommodative esotropia" when a 2-3 yr.-old with a refractive error (hyperopia) tries to "focus". Prescriptive lenses may help these toys. Take the child back to the pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the cost to fix strabismus?

What is the cost to fix strabismus?

Varies: The cost can range from anything as low as $2, 000 to as high as $6, 000. However, on an average, the cost of strabismus surgery can be somewhere around $3, 000 or so. ...Read more

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What are the goals when treating strabismus?

What are the goals when treating strabismus?

Vision and appearanc: In affected children with strabismus (misaligned eyes), the main goal is development of good and equal vision in both eyes. Another goal is to establish good alignment between the eyes to give a normal appearance. These goals can often be accomplished with a combination of patching the weaker eye, glasses, or eye muscle surgery. In adults, the main goal is normal appearance since vision is stable. ...Read more

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Can glaucoma cause strabismus?

Can glaucoma cause strabismus?

It could: Commonly, if the vision is lost / diminished due to advanced glaucoma, you can get a sensory exotropia or eye deviation (strabismus). ...Read more

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Is strabismus curable in a 24-year-old?

Is strabismus curable in a 24-year-old?

Yes: Strabismus is eye misalignment. There is no particular limit in age for treatment. ...Read more

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How do you treat a squint (strabismus)?

How do you treat a squint (strabismus)?

Glasses, surgery: Strabismus can be treated in a number of ways: glasses, contacts, vision therapy or surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if I have botox for strabismus?

Depends: Botos is given when strabismus is new and recovery is a possibility . It paralyzes the active muscle to present fibrosis of the opposing muscle while it recovers. This will also protect the eye so that if surgery is necessary, the new position of the eye can be counted upon. ...Read more

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What is surgery to correct strabismus like?

What is surgery to correct strabismus like?

Outpatient: This (except in children) is usually done under local anesthesia. It works by shortening and lengthening the appropriate muscles to get the eyes in alignment. It has a high success rate although it will not change the basic vision in adults, only the alignment. ...Read more

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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


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Cross Eyed (Definition)

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