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Strabismus Vision Therapy
It may never cure: Strabismus can occasionally be improved by vision therapy, but more often requires multiple treatments, including glasses and even surgery. Even once the strabismus has improved, it can return years later, especially if the original treatment was begun at an older age, or did not completely treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Vision therapy supposedly improves the efficiency of vision but cannot in any circumstance improve eye position which is what is dysfunctional in strabismus. Vision therapy is untested, unproven and generally a big waste of time and money. Check with an ophthalmologist who is a specialist in strabismus in your area (frequently pediatric ophthalmologists) for the best information on your eyes. ...Read more
I have strabismus.... one of my eyes go out occasionally and I am able to get them back aligned but it gives me headaches. Therapy or Surgery?
Diagnosis: Strabismus can be caused by refractive needs, muscle paralysis, pathology, or an intrinsic defect in the muscular coordination system of the brain between the two eyes. A diagnosis of which type must be made, and then the treatments vary: eyeglasses, patching, surgery . If it is pathologic such as a tumor or cataract, this must be addressed first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alignment =surgery: Persistent alignment issues will often require delicate surgery on the muscles that move the eyeball have your eye dr refer you to someone who has completed the training to do thei special eye surgery. They are often affiliated with children's hospitals or medical schools. ...Read more
I have strabismus , how good is botox to fix it and what are the disadvantages of using this treatment knowing i had a eye muscle surgery 6 yrs ago?
Vision problems, my behavioural optometrist said that i will need vision therapy. What kind of therapy would this include?
Not usually helpful: Optometrists, a subset, engage in an activity termed "vision therapy" which is lengthy and expensive. They advocate it for a variety of visual fatigue and sometimes optical problems. These exercises have never been subjected to standard clinical tests and there is no proof that they do anything but provide a substantial income to the optometrist. Check first with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Over hyped: Vision therapy is a system which tries to correct disorders of eye motion and visual learning by the application of a variety of exercises. It has never been subjected to actual clinical trials. Improvement is noted when test scores improve but this is largely a practice effect and there are no proven long term benefits to this type of activity. ...Read more
Mostly ineffective: Vision therapy is offered as a means to correct congenital, developmental and traumatic visual changes. It is mostly untested and the results are no different than chance or the improvement expected with time. If you have a condition for which vision therapy has been recommended (usually by an optometrist) then see an ophthalmologist for an actual diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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