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Anyone heard of vertical heterophoria syndrome?

Anyone heard of vertical heterophoria syndrome?

This is uncommon: Vertical heterophoria would be a tendency for one eye to move up (or down) in relation to the other other eye. This would cause double vision or blurred vision. Glasses can be made to compensate for this and relieve the symptoms. ...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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What do you advise for vertical heterophoria?

What do you advise for vertical heterophoria?

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

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Where to find a doctor for vertical heterophoria?

Where to find a doctor for vertical heterophoria?

Eye doc: Most eye doctors can deal with this. If you want a specialist, see a pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus physician. ...Read more

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Heterophoria symptoms are what?

Heterophoria symptoms are what?

Variable: If the heterophoria is large enough to create symptoms, they can include eye strain, double vision, blur and difficulty reading for long periods. ...Read more

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I'm severally nearsighted with astigmatism, lense dislocation and strabismus. Could this indicate Marfan syndrome?

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

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Can you cure vertical strabismus?

Can you cure vertical strabismus?

Strabismus cure: Cure can be challenging....prismatic spectacles are often used to cope and in some cases surgery can correct double vision. A board certified pediatric ophthalmologist specializing in strabismus would be a best option for advice based on degree of strabismus. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of adult strabismus?

What are symptoms of adult strabismus?

Strabismus: Crossing or out turning of the eyes, double vision. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with strabismus?

What are the symptoms associated with strabismus?

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

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This cross eye aka strabismus/wandering eye symptom?

See an: Ophthalmologist. May need eye patching to correct problem ...Read more

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Is strabismus fixable?

Yes: Yes. Some forms are more complex and are more difficult to fix but for the most part strabismus is fixable. ...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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How does strabismus worsen?

How does strabismus worsen?

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

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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 are signs of strabismus?

What are signs of strabismus?

Strabismus: Crossing or out turning of the eyes, and double vision. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose strabismus?

How do you diagnose strabismus?

Cover test: Strabismus can be easily diagnosed with something called the cover test. Your eye doctor can perform this for you. ...Read more

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How can I correct my strabismus?

Glasses or surgery: Is the answer. See a pediatric ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...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 can cause strabismus in adults?

What can cause strabismus in adults?

Strabismus: Anything that can affect the brain, brainstem, or nerves to the eye muscles (trauma, stroke, aneurysm). Decompensating of congenital condition. Myasthenia gravis. Orbital fractures. ...Read more

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Can strabismus develop in teen years?

Can strabismus develop in teen years?

Yes: Decompensation of a tendency toward strabismus can appear in the teen years as the eye grows and optical correction changes. New onset strabismus must be evaluated for possible medical causes. ...Read more

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Why does my strabismus always return?

Why does my strabismus always return?

Cant be cured: Only minimized/controlled, so if the strabismus is pretty bad, or you have poor vision in one eyes, the eyes will drift out. ...Read more

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What causes an adult to get strabismus?

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Strabismus: Common cause is refractive error in the eye. Less common is increase intracranial pressure or lesion involving cranial nerves #s 3/4/6 to the eyes. ...Read more

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When must one seek help for strabismus?

When must one seek help for strabismus?

Symptoms, cosmesis: When it bothers you, causing double vision, eye fatigue, or is noticeable. ...Read more

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At what age does strabismus usually occur?

At what age does strabismus usually occur?

Strabismus: Any age. Some people are born with strabismus. Others may have a slight misalignment of the eyes which worsens with age. ...Read more

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How long would it take to cure strabismus?

Depends: Seeing with both eyes (binocular vision) is established under 18 months of age. If not corrected congenital strabismus may result in a lazy eye. Strbismus in later life can be due to a variety of causes, from vascular events to infections or eye or brain disorders. ...Read more

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Worsening strabismus, what are some causes?

Variable: Change in glasses rx, poor vision, neurologic issues, idiopathic- meaning unknown. ...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