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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

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
519 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

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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
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Get annual eye exam
Yearly
Use low vision aids if severe
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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)

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

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do NOT rub 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)

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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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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
Tell dr the cause of your pink eye (allergic, viral, 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

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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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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