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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Overview)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based on severity and symptomatology.


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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

Dr. Dean Bonsall
527 doctors shared insights

Strabismus (Overview)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based on severity and symptomatology.


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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Strabismus (Tip)

Go to an eye doctor if you have first time adult onset strabismus. ...See more

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect your lazy eye
Once
Get an annual eye exam
Yearly
If your condition is severe, use low vision aids
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What are the symptoms associated with strabismus?

What are the symptoms associated with strabismus?

Misaligned eyes: Misaligned eyes, also called strabismus, causes symptoms of appearance problems, and sometimes double vision. First step is an eye exam to determine the cause and duration of the problem. Has it been this way since childhood? There are generally successful eye muscle operations to correct strabismus if the appearance is bothersome to the patient, and other neurologic causes have been ruled out. ...Read more

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Strabismus (Tip)

It's not too old 2have eye ms surgery.Strabismus can hinder social interaction, job, self confidence. ...See more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do not rub your eye
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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 do you diagnose strabismus?

How do you diagnose  strabismus?

Cover test: Strabismus can be easily diagnosed with something called the cover test. Your eye doctor can perform this for you. ...Read more

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Strabismus (Tip)

Eye muscle exercises and glasses may be helpful with mild strabismus prior to surgery as treatment. ...See more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover your eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
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Name the various tests for strabismus (cross eye).?

Sensorimotor exam: The sensorimotor exam checks
the extra ocular movements and measures deviation of the eyes with special lenses called prisms.
Checks depth perception or tridimentional vision (titmus or randot test). ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any way to treat strabismus?

Please let me know if there is any way to treat strabismus?

Yes: If you are refering to lining the eyes up so they point in the same direction, that might be possible with a skilled eye muscle surgery. The other issue is will it work. If the brain decided to shut off the input from that eye(ambliopia), the ability to regain that lost input deminishes with time. A discussion with your eye dr can give you guidance. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Strabismus (Tip)

Strabismus can be treated effectively. ...See more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
See your doctor to determine if your pink eye is allergic, viral, or bacterial
once
Do not use someone else's eye drops
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What can cause strabismus in adults?

What can cause strabismus in adults?

Strabismus: Anything that can affect the brain, brainstem, or nerves to the eye muscles (trauma, stroke, aneurysm). Decompensating of congenital condition. Myasthenia gravis. Orbital fractures. ...Read more

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How can strabismus be treated?

How can strabismus be treated?

Glasses, surgery etc: In affected children with strabismus (misaligned eyes), the main goal is development of good and equal vision in both eyes. Another goal is to establish good alignment between the eyes to give a normal appearance. These goals can often be accomplished with a combination of patching the weaker eye, glasses, or eye muscle surgery. In adults, the main goal is normal appearance since vision is stable. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Wieder Dr. Wieder
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Strabismus (Tip)

It's very important for children with strabismus to follow closely with their ophthalmologist. ...See more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
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Reduce alcohol intake
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What are all of the options for treating strabismus after the teen years?

What are all of the options for treating strabismus after the teen years?

Depends: Your options depend on the character of the strabismus, meaning whether it is constant or intermittant and whether it affects one eye or both. You should be evaluated by an eye doctor who will test whether the eyes are capable of working together to fuse images. Depending on the results, the options could include surgical correction, eye exercises or special lenses. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment if strabismus?

What is the best treatment if strabismus?

Depends: Some cases of strabismis can be managed with glasses while others require surgery. Your ophthalmologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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Strabismus (Tip)

Can anything be done for strabismus in adults? ...See more

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist as soon as possible
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Wear glasses as recommended
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Follow patching regimen if prescribed
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What are the treatments for strabismus?

What are the treatments for strabismus?

Surgery!: The only treatment is really eye surgery! rarely, e exercises in select cases at early ages my help. ...Read more

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How long would it take to cure strabismus?

Depends: Seeing with both eyes (binocular vision) is established under 18 months of age. If not corrected congenital strabismus may result in a lazy eye. Strbismus in later life can be due to a variety of causes , from vascular events to infections or eye or brain disorders. ...Read more

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Strabismus (Tip)

Even though you are using one eye, you still have depth perception. ...See more

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How can you get rid of a lazy eye or make it not as noticeable?

How can you get rid of a lazy eye or make it not as noticeable?

Surgery may be it: An eye that's mis-aligned, in an adult, can be cosmetically distracting. Even if vision can't be improved, surgery to straighten the eye often does help.
The underlying cause must be determined, & that list is extensive.
In a child (younger than 8 or 9 yrs or so) a pediatric ophthalmologist should be consulted to try to recover vision. ...Read more

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Strabismus (Tip)

Depending on age, eye exercises, prisms (glasses) and then surgery would be the sequence to follow. ...See more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more


Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed = strabismus = esotropia = condition in which one or both eyes are turned ...Read more