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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Hypertropia

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Is hypertropia curable?

Is hypertropia curable?

Hypertropia: You should see and eye doctor to determine the cause and be treated appropriately. Once treated and stable, strabismus surgery can be considered to correct the issue.

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Can hypertropia in a young adult be fixed with prism glasses?

Can hypertropia in a young adult be fixed with prism glasses?

Depends: On how much deviation there is, 2-3 prism diopters are well tolerated, above that it depends.

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Does hypertropia go away on its own?

Does hypertropia go away on its own?

No: It be managed with glasses, contact lenses or laser.

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How can I prevent hypertropia/strabismus?

How can I prevent hypertropia/strabismus?

Routine exams: And early intervention by your ophthalmologist!

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Could you tell me why my left side eye is slighty higher than my right eye? What causes hypertropia?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

Several options: 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".

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Left eye is slighty higher than my right eye (not that high). What causes hypertropia?

Left eye is slighty higher than my right eye (not that high). What causes hypertropia?

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.

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What could be wrong if my left side eyeball is slighty higher than my right eye? What causes hypertropia?

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.

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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.

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.

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My left ear is always ringing and my left eye is a bit in a hypertropia condition. Could I be having a stroke?

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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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.

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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?

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.

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How does hemorrhagic stroke (or brain damage) cause hypertropia to one eye?

Through: Damage to the fourth cranial nerve. When this nerve is damaged, the eye on the same side will point higher than the other eye.

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How could hemorrhagic stroke (or brain damage) cause hypertropia to one eye?

How could hemorrhagic stroke (or brain damage) cause hypertropia to one eye?

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.

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Can you tell me how hemorrhagic stroke (or brain damage) cause hypertropia to one eye?

Can you tell me how hemorrhagic stroke (or brain damage) cause hypertropia to one eye?

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.

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Any new treatments for ed?

Any new treatments for ed?

E.d.: There are many treatments a urologic specialist or a sex therapist can offer but none new recently.

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