Treatments for hypertropia - Doctor answers
Depends: On how much deviation there is, 2-3 prism diopters are well tolerated, above that it depends. ...Read more
Could you tell me why my left side eye is slighty higher than my right eye? What causes hypertropia?
Many possibilities: I assume you were not born with a slight orbital asymmetry with one eye higher. There are many causes of hypertropia. One of the most common is IV cranial (Trochlear) nerve weakness which can come from trauma, diabetes or many other things. Another is Graves disease with hyperthyroidism. There is a long list but usually the problem is benign. U should be seen by EyeMD-let me know if I can help. ...Read more
Can someone tell me what I should do? My left side eye is slighty higher than my right eye (not that high). What cause hypertropia?
See eye doctor: There are many causes of eye asymmetry. If you have double vision this may be due to (strabismus) weakness of your eye muscles or the nerves that control the muscles from trauma, stroke, congenital causes, etc this could also be a mass or change in the structures around the eye moving the position of the eye. Finally, one eye may appear higher due to asymmetry of the eyelids. See your eye doctor. ...Read more
I'm 20 y/o. I think I have hypertropia in my right eye. I don't have doubled vision. Instead, my right eye has bad vision. Possible cause? What to do?
Why does your right eye have poor vision? Is it a "lazy" eye from birth or was there an injury or medical issue that left the eye with poor vision?
That being said, a poor seeing eye will naturally drift. Surgery can return the eye to a more normal position. This would be considered "cosmetic". ...Read more
Hypertropia: Hypertropia is when one eye is pointed higher than the other. The eye is not higher in the orbit or the orbit higher on the face. This is facial asymmetry, and is common and does not require treatment. People who have acquired hypertropia typically have double vision in which the two images are above and below. ...Read more
What could be wrong if my left side eyeball is slighty higher than my right eye? What causes hypertropia?
Eye lid: You may be noticing a drooping lid on one side or a lid retraction on the other side, both have different meanings and need to be first evakuated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I'm 20 years old. I think I have hypertropia at my right eye. Can it still be fixed, and how? I saw you could wear correctional glasses, and more.
Yes: Hypertropia, or vertical ocular misalignment, will cause symptomatic double vision if acute or decompensating. Some people have congenital hypertropias (4th nerve paresis) and adapt often with a head tilt and generally don't experience double vision. Symptomatic double vision can be treated with prism glasses mostly, but some may need surgery. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
My left ear is always ringing and my left eye is a bit in a hypertropia condition. Could I be having a stroke?
Unlikely: It would have to be located in your brainstem to affect these 2 cranial nerves. I'm not sure it's even anatomically possible. Did you have sudden onset? That's the hallmark of a stroke. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my left ear is always ringing and my left eye is a bit in a hypertropia condition. Is this a stroke?
No: Those are not stroke symptoms. You need an ophthalmic and ear exam to look for treatable causes of your 2 different conditions. ...Read more
I'm 20y/o. How can I fix a supposedly lazy eye from birth? This same eye may be from hypertropia, but it has weak vision. Please help.
Can't really help: Your hypertropia as a child resulted in misalignment of your eyes, & one eye became dominant & the other was suppressed in its neuro-ophthalmic development (a "lazy eye" or more appropriately called amblyopia). Once the eyes have matured in their neural connection to the brain, which is around 10 yo, then any further vision improvement is almost always minimal. Rec: glasses for best vision/protec. ...Read more
Can someone tell me what I should do? My left ear is always ringing and my left eye is a bit in a hypertropia condition. Is this a stroke?
NO: However, why worry. See your doctor and get both eyes and ears checked and handled. Perhaps specialty attention from otolaryngology, or ophthalmology will help. ...Read more
Brainstem: Brain centers that control alignment of the eyes are located in the brainstem (lower part of the brain such as medulla, pons and midbrain). Damage to these areas can create a misalignment (or a skew) which can be defined as hypertropia. ...Read more
Brainstem: Stroke in the area of the brain called brainstem can cause misalignment of the eye (s). There are parts of brainstem that control horizontal and vertical alignment. If damaged, they can cause hypo (one eye lower)- or hyper (one eye higher)- tropia. ...Read more