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Heterophoria symptoms are what?

Heterophoria symptoms are what?

Variable: If the heterophoria is large enough to create symptoms, they can include eye strain, double vision, blur and difficulty reading for long periods. ...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


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What do you advise for vertical heterophoria?

What do you advise for vertical heterophoria?

Vertical eye turn: An intermittent vertical eye turn in a child may represent a benign condition such as a congenital 4th nerve palsy. This can also be seen in adults. Closed head trauma may also be a cause and be in the patient's history. Although a vertical heterophoria may be longstanding and benign, it should always be evaluated by a qualified eye physician to rule out any underlying neurological conditions. ...Read more

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Anyone heard of vertical heterophoria syndrome?

Anyone heard of vertical heterophoria syndrome?

This is uncommon: Vertical heterophoria would be a tendency for one eye to move up (or down) in relation to the other other eye. This would cause double vision or blurred vision. Glasses can be made to compensate for this and relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is strabismus?

What is strabismus?

Crossed eyes: Strabismus is when the eyes do not move together to look at the same thing. It can be there all the time, or it can be intermittant. ...Read more

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Is strabismus fixable?

Yes: Yes. Some forms are more complex and are more difficult to fix but for the most part strabismus is fixable. ...Read more

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What are signs of strabismus?

What are  signs of strabismus?

Strabismus: Crossing or out turning of the eyes, and double vision. ...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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How does strabismus worsen?

How does strabismus worsen?

Strabismus: Strabismus occurs when the eye are not aligned properly, so they do not work well together. In some people, this misalignment worsens over time. If it occurs only occasionally, no intervention is needed. If the misalignment worsens, double vision may result. This can be fixed with prism glasses. If special glasses don't work, surgery to straighten the eyes may be needed. ...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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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