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What are the options for treating adult strabismus?

What are the options for treating adult strabismus?

Surgery: The eyes can be straightened with surgery, but the success depends on how much peripheral fusion you have. You need to see a strabismus specialist to figure it out. Prism glasses are an alternative for small deviations. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed is also known as Strabismus. Cross eyed is where the eyes do not both look straight ahead, but are misaligned so one or both point slightly inward. This can cause a person to have double-vision, since the two images from ...Read more


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What realistic options are there for adult on set of strabismus?

What realistic options are there for adult on set of strabismus?

Adult strabismus: The cause needs to be analyzed. Is this destabilization of childhood strabismus? Or is this doubling of vision due to trauma, nerve damage, vascular malformation or tumor in the brain? You need to have a neuro-ophthalmologist sort this out and then decide on correction of the cause, or optical correction or surgical options. ...Read more

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What are all of the options for treating strabismus after the teen years?

What are all of the options for treating strabismus after the teen years?

Depends: Your options depend on the character of the strabismus, meaning whether it is constant or intermittant and whether it affects one eye or both. You should be evaluated by an eye doctor who will test whether the eyes are capable of working together to fuse images. Depending on the results, the options could include surgical correction, eye exercises or special lenses. ...Read more

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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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Strabismus. Can this be corrected by any procedure in adults?

Strabismus.  Can this be corrected by any procedure in adults?

Surgery: Strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes. Many date from childhood and are accompanied by lowered vision in one eye (amblyopia). Adults get misalignment when measures to correct childhood strabismus wear off or get disturbed, or from new events such as trauma, vascular events and some systemic diseases. Your ophthalmolgist can advise you about which can be surgically corrected. ...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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What causes an adult to get strabismus?

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

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus is a medical condition due to weakness or paralysis of one or more muscles that control eye movement. As a result, the eyes are not aligned with each other and ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more