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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 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

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How do you fix exotropia?

How do you fix exotropia?

Exotropia: Exotropia (outward deviation of the eyes) has many treatments but the appropriate one depends upon certain important associated characteristics. Options may include strabismus surgery on eye muscles on 1 or both eyes, convergence exercises, glasses & patching. An md who specializes in pediatric opthalmology is the best one to determine what options are available to you. ...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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What exactly is exotropia?

Eyes turn outwards: Exotropia is the medical term for eyes out of alignment in which one of them drifts to the side away from the other. It is usually due to visual difficulties in childhood but may also occur due to oculomotor impairment in adulthood from a variety of causes. ...Read more

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How do I correct exotropia?

How do I correct exotropia?

Options: Are no treatment (most common), prism in glasses and/or surgery. Discuss the options with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose exotropia?

Cover test: There is a simple test your eye doctor can perform called a unilateral cover test in order to check for strabismus. ...Read more

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What can I do about exotropia?

What can I do about  exotropia?

Get an exam: Exotropia is a muscle imbalance that results in the two eyes appearing to look away from one another. Sometimes glasses will help, sometimes surgery can correct the condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Divergent Strabismus (Definition)

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Dr. Federico Velez
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Exotropia (Definition)

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 ...Read more