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6yold w/ hiperopia, intermitent strabismus. Notice red eye in one eye and other just shiny, evaluetaded in aug-ok. Normal for strabismus two diff reflex?

6yold w/ hiperopia, intermitent strabismus. Notice red eye in one eye and other just shiny, evaluetaded in aug-ok. Normal for strabismus two diff reflex?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Had done strabismus surgery 2 week before white part is red and swollen it looks to be extra mass onit?

Had done strabismus surgery 2 week before white part is red and swollen it looks to be extra mass onit?

Suture site inflamed: It's possible that the place where the eye muscle was re-sutured has some inflammation. It is not serious, but sometimes can be persistent, so please see the surgeon over the next 7-10 days. ...Read more

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I had strabismus surgery 2 weeks ago. Today I woke up with a broken capillary in my eye, it's red. Do I need to worry?

I had strabismus surgery 2 weeks ago. Today I woke up with a broken capillary in my eye, it's red. Do I need to worry?

Broken capillary: You needn't worry, the blood is not affecting your vision and will be absorbed without any problem. ...Read more

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I received a surgery on my eye muscles a year ago because I had a lazy eye, but the site of cut is still red. Should I be worried?

I received a surgery on my eye muscles a year ago because I had a lazy eye, but the site of cut is still red. Should I be worried?

No: A suture can cause a "pyogenic granuloma" or sometimes there may be exuberant scarring response that can appear red if vascular. These can be removed usually without problems. ...Read more

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I keep having double vision on my left eye and its kinda painful and red. Can it be because I have a lazy eye? I had a pink eye last week..

I keep having double vision on my left eye and its kinda painful and red. Can it be because I have a lazy eye? I had a pink eye last week..

See an ophth: It is very hard to answer your question with the information given. If you truly have double vision in one eye (aka monocular diplopia) it could be a problem with the retina or the way the eye is focusing. If it is binocular (both eyes open) then it could be related to your lazy eye, or could be sonething more serious. The best answer is that you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How rare is strabismus?

How rare is strabismus?

Strabismus: Reported incidence in adults & older adults is around 50 per 100, 00, depending on the type;-
Paralytic form is 44%.
Convergence insufficiency form 16%.
Small angle hypertropia 13%.
Divergence insufficiency 10%.
Lifetime risk 4%.

(American Academy of Ophthalmology publication 2014). ...Read more

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What causes adult strabismus?

What causes adult strabismus?

Adult strabismus: Adult strabismus has multiple causes, including worsening of the natural eye alignment, trauma, brain tumors (rare), etc. If you are starting to have double vision, or if you are noticing trouble focusing, call your ophthalmologist for an appointment and have someone else drive you to the appointment. ...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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What causes strabismus to worsen?

What causes strabismus to worsen?

Lack of proper: Treatment is the main reason, though strabismus can recur after corrective surgery on the the extra-ocular muscles. Childhood strabismus is variable. It can worsen with fatigue or illness. There can be " accommodative esotropia" when a 2-3 yr.-old with a refractive error (hyperopia) tries to "focus". Prescriptive lenses may help these tots. Take the child back to the pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the cost to fix strabismus?

Varies: The cost can range from anything as low as $2, 000 to as high as $6, 000. However, on an average, the cost of strabismus surgery can be somewhere around $3, 000 or so. ...Read more

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What are the goals when treating strabismus?

What are the goals when treating strabismus?

Vision and appearanc: 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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Can glaucoma cause strabismus?

Can glaucoma cause strabismus?

It could: Commonly, if the vision is lost / diminished due to advanced glaucoma, you can get a sensory exotropia or eye deviation (strabismus). ...Read more

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Is strabismus curable in a 24-year-old?

Is strabismus curable in a 24-year-old?

Yes: Strabismus is eye misalignment. There is no particular limit in age for treatment. ...Read more

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How do you treat a squint (strabismus)?

How do you treat a squint (strabismus)?

Glasses, surgery: Strabismus can be treated in a number of ways: glasses, contacts, vision therapy or surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if I have botox for strabismus?

Depends: Botos is given when strabismus is new and recovery is a possibility. It paralyzes the active muscle to present fibrosis of the opposing muscle while it recovers. This will also protect the eye so that if surgery is necessary, the new position of the eye can be counted upon. ...Read more

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What is surgery to correct strabismus like?

What is surgery to correct strabismus like?

Outpatient: This (except in children) is usually done under local anesthesia. It works by shortening and lengthening the appropriate muscles to get the eyes in alignment. It has a high success rate although it will not change the basic vision in adults, only the alignment. ...Read more

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Any other way (besides surgery) to fix strabismus?

Any other way (besides surgery) to fix strabismus?

Glasses or contacts: Certain types of strabismus respond to glasses or contact lenses. Usually these types have onset in childhood. This is a very specific type of strabismus called accommodative esotropia. ...Read more

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Can you correct strabismus in adult with amblyopia?

Can you correct strabismus in adult with amblyopia?

Yes: It is certainly possible and your surgeon should be able to give you your chance of success. You need a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are my options to cosmetically fix strabismus?

Ask your ophthamolog: -ist to refer you to an ophthomologist who does extra ocular muscle surgery. ...Read more

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Is it safe for people with strabismus to go cycling?

Is it safe for people with strabismus to go cycling?

Yes: Good vision with both eyes provides the best depth perception. Clues in the environment can help people with only one good eye to gauge distance. Strabismus acquired after childhood may be associated with double vision which would make cycling and many other activities problematic. Individuals with strabismus or other eye problems should consult with an eye doctor before operating any vehicle. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between strabismus and amblyopia?

Is there a difference between strabismus and amblyopia?

They are differnt: Strabismus is when the eyes are not properly aligned so that one eye is deviated. Amblyopia is decreased vision in one or both eyes because the image or object you are viewing is not properly focused. Amblyopia develops when you are younger usually between birth and 8-9 years when the visual system is still developing. ...Read more

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What kinds of problems can carry strabismus in adults?

MANY PROBLEMS: Acquired ocular imbalance can be seen associated with lesions in the brain or brainstem, but also over superior orbital fissure, within cavernous sinus, or within orbit. In essence, if double vision occurs in adults, this needs careful and thorough evaluation. For example, you would not want to overlook an expanding aneurysm.
Get this addressed, and get reassured. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to treat "esotropia strabismus"?

What is the fastest way to treat "esotropia strabismus"?

Surgery: Unless the problem is associated with a high aca ratio, in which glasses will help, surgery to move the eyes straight is the fastest treatment. Your ophthalmologist van help you with that. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is having strabismus a cosmetic problem?

Yes: Misaligned eyes are a cosmetic and functional problem. Studies show that people with strabismus are discriminated against when trying obtain work. Most insurances cover strabismus surgery. ...Read 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