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How does the world appear to a person who has strabismus?

How does the world appear to a person who has strabismus?

Depends: If the strabismus is in childhood, then usually the vision in one eye is supressed and everything looks normal to this child. Measurement will show the reduced vision in one eye which prevents doubling. If the strabismus is acquired in an adult, then the world is doubled and treatment is mandatory for proper functioning. Discuss this will your ophthalmologist. ...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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Is it possible for a person with strabismus (cross eyed people) to see clearly?

Is it possible for a person with strabismus (cross eyed people) to see clearly?

Yes: Longstanding strabismus is usually compensated for by the brain which pays attention to only one eye at a time. Recent onset of strabismus should be elevated urgently by an ophthalmologist or neurologist. ...Read more

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What makes a person have strabismus (crossed eyes)?

What makes a person have strabismus (crossed eyes)?

Need for glasses +/-: When eyes cross it can be due to an excessive amount of hyperopia (farsightedness), but many times it is because that individual just has a tendency for the eyes to not stay aligned all the time. While this isn't normal, it's not rare. Other things such as muscle palsies or trauma can also cause this but these are less common. ...Read more

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I had strabismus surgery a week ago and since then my blood sugar is so high some times it reach>300.I'm very active person and never had such reading?

I had strabismus surgery a week ago and since then my blood sugar is so high some times it reach>300.I'm very active person and never had such reading?

Stress? Diabetes?: The stress of major surgery or undiagnosed diabetes could be the likely cause of an elevated blood sugar. I would have the reading rechecked about one month after your procedure. You may even want to purchase a home blood glucose monitor and check your own blood glucose. ...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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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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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more