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Vertical Heterophoria Syndrome Symptoms
Vertical eye turn: An intermittent vertical eye turn in a child may represent a benign condition such as a congenital 4th nerve palsy. This can also be seen in adults. Closed head trauma may also be a cause and be in the patient's history. Although a vertical heterophoria may be longstanding and benign, it should always be evaluated by a qualified eye physician to rule out any underlying neurological conditions. ...Read more
I'm severally nearsighted with astigmatism, lense dislocation and strabismus. Could this indicate Marfan syndrome?
Not by itself: There are several features of marfan's syndrome - long, thin body, long fingers, high arched palette, and family history among others. Your primary care doctor can help you determine if you have marfan's syndrome. ...Read more
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
See an: Ophthalmologist. May need eye patching to correct problem ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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