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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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I am so concious about my strabismus, is there a permanent cure?

I am so concious about my strabismus, is there a permanent cure?

Yes and no: If you are refering to lining the eyes up so they point in the same direction, that might be possible with a skilled eye muscle surgery. The other issue is will it work. If the brain decided to shut off the input from that eye(ambliopia), the ability to regain that lost input deminishes with time. A discussion with your eye dr can give you guidance. ...Read more

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How to cure cross-eyed without surgery?

How to cure cross-eyed without surgery?

Glasses, sometimes: You can break down crossed eyes into 2 basic types. One type can be fixed with glasses and one type requires surgery. If your child has the type that can only be corrected with surgery, don't be afraid of this procedure. However, i always believe a second opinion is in order prior to make this decision. That opinion should be with a pediatric ophthalmologist, frequently found in larger cities. ...Read more

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How long would it take to cure strabismus?

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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Help me out I think i m suffering from vertical diplopia? What are some treatment options?

Help me out I think i m suffering from vertical diplopia? What are some treatment options?

See your eye doctor: Any type of double vision is a reason to see an ophthalmologist. There is really no home remedy type treatment. Double vision can be a sign of serious problems and needs to be addressed quickly. ...Read more

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The edge of my front teeth are translucent and have small vertical lines. I hate how they look. How do I get rid of them? Would a topical treatment help?

The edge of my front teeth are translucent and have small vertical lines. I hate how they look. How do I get rid of them? Would a topical treatment help?

Translucent with line: Teeth that are thin on their edges, especially from bruxism & wearing away of incisal enamel may appear translucent. The lines you mention are probably surface enamel imperfections we call craze lines. Craze lines generally do not pose any great risk and can be left. However, if you are unhappy with translucency & craze lines, discuss options with your own dentist. Bonding, veneers, crowns? ...Read more

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Ct scan showing non united verticle talus body fracture & patchy sclerosis in talar dome. 5 month post iinjury. Treatment option??

Ct scan showing non united verticle talus body fracture & patchy sclerosis in talar dome. 5 month post iinjury. Treatment option??

Surgery: You may need surgery for a nonunited talar body fracture after 5 months of injury. The surgery involves being asleep, screws, possible bone grafting or bone healing augmentation, and soft tissue dissection. You'll probably be in a cast, nonweightbearing for another 2-3 months. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have strabismus, how good is botox to fix it and what are the disadvantages of using this treatment knowing I had an eye muscle surgery 6 yrs ago?

I have strabismus, how good is botox to fix it and what are the disadvantages of using this treatment knowing I had an eye muscle surgery 6 yrs ago?

It works not forever: Botox works but not forever. The progress of Botox injection is amazing. Ask your doctor about duration and the need to repeat over a lifetime. ...Read more

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What is a salvage therapy treatment?

What is a salvage therapy treatment?

Chemotherapy: Salvage chemotherapy is aggressive chemotherapy that is used when other treatment methods have been tried and failed, This is rather radical treatment and has high side effects. It is an attempt to control the cancer when nothing else will. Low response rate.
Best wishes in this regard. ...Read more

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What is a drug treatment program like?

What is a drug treatment program like?

See below: It depends on the nature of the drug-diabetics for example are on life long therapy and adjust
however if you are talking about cancer therapy that is different entirely. The therapy for cancer is not benign and can and does casue problems. Group therapy is one of the better ways to cope and most areas have groups that meet regualry fpor this there are as well a number of books on this. ...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