Top
10
Doctor insights on: Strabismus

Share
Dr. Dean Bonsall
511 doctors shared insights

Strabismus (Overview)

Strabismus is a medical condition due to weakness or paralysis of one or more muscles that control eye movement. As a result, the eyes are not aligned with each other and can cause double vision.


1

1
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

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Dean Bonsall
511 doctors shared insights

Strabismus (Overview)

Strabismus is a medical condition due to weakness or paralysis of one or more muscles that control eye movement. As a result, the eyes are not aligned with each other and can cause double vision.


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Treating Crossed Eyes (Tip)

Treating Crossed Eyes

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

4

4
Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
96 Hrs, Once for Once
Get annual eye exam
1 Yrs, Yearly for 1 Yrs, Yearly, forever
Use low vision aids if severe
Once
5

5
Weak eye muscle symptom; occasional strabismus; any effective exercises?

Weak eye muscle symptom; occasional strabismus; any effective exercises?

Nope: Sometimes glasses can help; if not, and strabismus bothers you, consider surgery. ...Read more

6

6
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

7

7
Treating Crossed Eyes (Tip)

Treating Crossed Eyes

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

8

8
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
Once
9

9
What are signs of strabismus?

What are  signs of strabismus?

Strabismus: Crossing or out turning of the eyes, and double vision. ...Read more

10

10
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

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
207 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
298 doctors shared insights

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