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How Long Does It Take To Cure Strabismus Through Vision Therapy
It may never cure: Strabismus can occasionally be improved by vision therapy, but more often requires multiple treatments, including glasses and even surgery. Even once the strabismus has improved, it can return years later, especially if the original treatment was begun at an older age, or did not completely treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Vision therapy supposedly improves the efficiency of vision but cannot in any circumstance improve eye position which is what is dysfunctional in strabismus. Vision therapy is untested, unproven and generally a big waste of time and money. Check with an ophthalmologist who is a specialist in strabismus in your area (frequently pediatric ophthalmologists) for the best information on your eyes. ...Read more
I have strabismus.... one of my eyes go out occasionally and I am able to get them back aligned but it gives me headaches. Therapy or Surgery?
Can you have binocular vision, or acquire it through vision therapy and yet not experience the perception of depth?
Diagnosis: Strabismus can be caused by refractive needs, muscle paralysis, pathology, or an intrinsic defect in the muscular coordination system of the brain between the two eyes. A diagnosis of which type must be made, and then the treatments vary: eyeglasses, patching, surgery . If it is pathologic such as a tumor or cataract, this must be addressed first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alignment =surgery: Persistent alignment issues will often require delicate surgery on the muscles that move the eyeball have your eye dr refer you to someone who has completed the training to do thei special eye surgery. They are often affiliated with children's hospitals or medical schools. ...Read more
I have strabismus , how good is botox to fix it and what are the disadvantages of using this treatment knowing i had a eye muscle surgery 6 yrs ago?
Vision problems, my behavioural optometrist said that i will need vision therapy. What kind of therapy would this include?
Not usually helpful: Optometrists, a subset, engage in an activity termed "vision therapy" which is lengthy and expensive. They advocate it for a variety of visual fatigue and sometimes optical problems. These exercises have never been subjected to standard clinical tests and there is no proof that they do anything but provide a substantial income to the optometrist. Check first with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Ineffective: Vision therapy, sponsored by optometrists as a means to improve performance of children in school who seem to be under performing, has failed any test to which it is put (meaning they produce no meaningful improvement). There is a short term benefit from lessening strife at home, as now the vision becomes the reason for poor performance - but the lessons do not help in the long run. ...Read more
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