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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

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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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 eye. This would cause double vision or blurred vision. Glasses can be made to compensate for this and relieve the symptoms. ...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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What is the best treatment if strabismus?

What is the best treatment if strabismus?

Depends: Some cases of strabismis can be managed with glasses while others require surgery. Your ophthalmologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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What are my options for treatment if I have strabismus?

What are my options for treatment if I have strabismus?

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 doing thei special eye surgery. They are often affiliated with children's hospitals or medical schools. ...Read more

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What is treatment for strabismus in infant?

What is treatment for strabismus in infant?

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 more

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What are the treatments for strabismus?

Surgery!: The only treatment is really eye surgery! Rarely, e exercises in select cases at early ages my help. ...Read more

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Would vision therapy fix my strabismus?

Would vision therapy fix my strabismus?

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

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I'm cross-eyed. Are there any good treatments for this?

I'm cross-eyed. Are there any good treatments for this?

Surgery: I'm sorry this was neglected when you were a kid. This is a major professional liability in today's world and whether it might improve your vision, you should have cosmetic surgery for it. ...Read more

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Can you cure strabismus through vision therapy?

Can you cure strabismus through vision therapy?

In some cases: Certain forms of strabismus can be controlled with a proper refraction and may require patching or other therapy if amblyopia has already developed. Not all cases require surgery. ...Read more

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Can vision therapy cure or help with adult strabismus?

Can vision therapy cure or help with adult strabismus?

Sometimes: In certain cases, where the eye turn is not constant and normal retinal function is still present, vision therapy can give patients better control and minimize the time the turn is present. You should be evaluated by a strabismus surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cure strabismus through vision therapy?

How long does it take to cure strabismus through 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 more

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Are there any adult treatments for strabismus that does not use lasers or needles?

Are there any adult treatments for strabismus that does not use lasers or needles?

Yes: Most strabismis is treated with surgery in the operating room.


You would be under anesthesia for it.

There is no laser treatment for it. ...Read more

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What eye therapy exercises can help strabismus?

What eye therapy exercises can help strabismus?

None: Only glasses and/or surgery can fix it. Convergence insufficiency can be helped a little with vision training. ...Read more

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What eye therapy exercises are proven to help strabismus?

Strabismus exercises: Eye muscle surgery along with orthoptic exercises used by an orthoptic trained technician can be beneficial and are frequently used in children. Patterns established by adults do not respond well. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Either may help: YOu have not mentioned your age. This will have bearing on it if you are too young. If you are over 15 – 18 you should ask your opthalmologist. If you are able to keep it in most of the time I would try therapy first to avoid surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Help doctors! What're the treatments for strabismus(cross eye)?

Depends on the type.: There are many causes for strabismus and management is different for children and for adults. Treatments include observation, patching, glasses, medication, and surgery, depending on the cause, severity, and type of strabismus. Eye patching in children should only be done under the guidance of your eye doctor, as patching can cause amblyopia (lazy eye). ...Read more

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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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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 the best option for advice based on degree of strabismus. ...Read more

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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