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Dr. Federico Velez
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Exotropia (Overview)

Exotropia, a type of strabismus (commonly referred to as being crossed eyed), is a clinical finding in which the eyes are not aligned on the same target and instead one eye shifts outwardly.


Dr. Federico Velez
124 doctors shared insights

Exotropia (Overview)

Exotropia, a type of strabismus (commonly referred to as being crossed eyed), is a clinical finding in which the eyes are not aligned on the same target and instead one eye shifts outwardly.


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What is exotropia or something like that?

What is exotropia or something like that?

Eye misalignment: Exotropia is the condition, usually from childhood, in which one eye looks laterally when the other looks straight ahead. It is usually accompanied by lowered vision in the outturning eye. I an adult eye is damaged and loses the visual ability to maintain alignment it may also turn out. The opposite of this is esotropia; eyes turning inwards. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat exotropia strabismus with night blindness?

What is the best way to treat exotropia strabismus with night blindness?

Strabismus: So long as there is no other problem associated with the night blindness, the exotropia can be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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I am 22 and have exotropia (or a lazy eye)? What can I do to treat it?

I am 22 and have exotropia (or a lazy eye)? What can I do to treat it?

Surgery: Surgeries are available which can reduce or eliminate the eye turn. If the vision is affected in the turned eye, the surgery is unlikely to improve that. See an ophthalmologist specializing in adult strabismus surgery. ...Read more

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How is exotropia treated?

How is exotropia treated?

Depends: Treatment options are do nothing, wear glasses that have a correction (prism), or surgery. ...Read more

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How to prevent people from seeing that you are cross eyed?

How to prevent people from seeing that you are cross eyed?

Surgery: Crossed eyes are difficult to mask without dark glasses or surgical correction. Those with mildly crossed eyes can wear glasses that have prisms to force the crossed eye to look straight. Moderate to severe crossing requires surgical correction in youth; in adults with longstanding crossed eyes, surgery can be performed to improve the cosmetic appearance. ...Read more

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What exactly is exotropia? How do you get it?

What exactly is exotropia?  How do you get it?

Exotropia: Exotropia exists when one eye turns out. It can be monocular or alternating, and both can be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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What is exotropia?

What is exotropia?

Outward eye position: This is a condition, usually from childhood in which the eyes are out of alignment, and pointed away from each other. When due to childhood issues, usually the outward turned eye is suppressed and doubling of vision does not occur. If this starts in adulthood , then doubling will occur and some remedy is needed from your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes exotropia?

What causes exotropia?

Many causes: Exotropia, in which the eyes deviate outwards from each other, is due to a defect in the fusion center in the brain. This allows for either one eye to be suppressed so you don't see double, or a condition called alternation in which each eye works while the other rests. Most cases are from childhood issues, and rarely from adult problems like certain traumas. ...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. Sanjiv Kaul
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Divergent Strabismus (Definition)

Divergent strabismus is a clinical finding in which there is strabismus where the eyes do not have coordinated motion and thus appear "cross-eyed," such that one eye drifts away ...Read more