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What Causes Cross Eyes
No: Patching is not done for crossed eyes, per se. It's for treating a lazy eye and forcing you to use it by blocking the other eye. Once the eye strenghthens (ie, neural connections develop), the crossed eyes can improve since now the brain is getting input from both eyes. But no, patching should not be painful. ...Read more
Crossed eyes: Are usually related to an eye muscle imbalance or refractive problem like myopia or hyperopia ( near sighted, etc.) and commonly noted in children. If this is a new symptom in an adult, I would urge a full eye exam and possible neurology consultation to assess damage to the cranial nerves that control eye move ment. ...Read more
Depends on the age.: Depends on the age of onset. Develops at birth or shortly thereafer, or around the age of three and associated with far sighted refractive error, or associated with an heterophoria (strabismus controlled by patient and only recognized by examination) that has decompensated into a classical strabismus, or from trauma, neurological diseases, certain medical conditions, or stroke to mentionfewcauses ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different causes: These terms are interchangeable. Strabismus usually refers to turning in or out of the eyes with onset in childhood. This can be due to a refractive error, deprivation of vision or other congenital problems. Adults can also have crossing of the eyes for different reasons, including nerve problems and decompensation of corrected childhood strabismus. ...Read more
Yes: If necessary, the benefit outweighs the risk.But any surgery has some risk of complications.For details, discuss this with the surgeon. ...Read more
Usually until treatd: Strabismus comes in many forms. Some crossing patterns are congenital and can dampen with age often during childhood. Other forms are latent or exhibit themselves during periods of higher fatigue such as late in the day or when sleepy. Many forms will persist until corrected by glasses (prism) or surgery. See your ophthalmologist for specific suggestions. ...Read more
What's the difference between strabismus & cranial nerve palsies that effect the eyes? Can cranial nerve palsies cause strabismus?
Different patterns: Strabismus is the generic term for eye misalignment of any cause. If from childhood, the eyes are separated about the same in all positions. If from cranial palsy, the degree of separation goes from normal away from the action of the muscles, to a very wide difference in the direction of the action of that muscle. An ophthalmologist can usually readily make this distinction. ...Read more
I have ambiopia due to prescription difference (hyperopia) I don't have cross eyes or "roaming" eye. Is my child likely to get the same thing?
Not necessarily: Amblyopia is not itself hereditary but the factors which can cause it can be. In other words, your children may not get amblyopia but they are more likely to have a difference in prescription between the two eyes (anisometropia). Take your children to see an eye doctor at 6 months of age and again and 3 years of age. This way, any problems can be corrected in time to prevent amblyopia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had strabismus surgery on my eyes after diagnosed with diplopia, could the diplopia have caused my severe migraines?
What’s the difference between strabismus and lazy eye? I though they were the same things, but now i’m reading that they’re not and they can each cause the other. I’m confused!
Not the same: Strabismus means the eyes are crossed - when eyes are crossed in a young child the brain will get confused and ignore the crossed eye, leading to amblyopia or "lazy eye." other causes of a lazy eye can be a very high prescription in one eye that is asymmetric; again the brain starts to ignore the eye with the high prescription (because the image is blurred) and therefore develops amblyopia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big diffrence: Crossed eyes, may result in amblyopia of the eye less used. The brain will mask the image form that eye so patient doesn't see double. Crossed eyes in children less than 2 years old need to be straightened as soon as possible after reasonable amblyopia therapy if present. If eyes are straightened before age 2 3d visison usually develops. Between 2-4 it drops significantly. >4 not possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle surgery: Children with strabismus can be aided by a combination of surgery and prescription eye wear. Those who continue to have strabismus into adulthood may also benefit from surgery or glasses (or both) in order to straighten the eyes, but the "lazy" eye may stray out over time. Have an evaluation with a strabismus/pediatric ophthalmologist, regardless of your age to learn about your options. ...Read more
I've hidden strabismus makes my eyes slightly outside it occurs when i look to far object what exercises i can do to strength the muscle?
One of my eyes turn outwards (extropia). I want to get strabismus surgery done. How effective would it be?
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 to do thei special eye surgery. They are often affiliated with children's hospitals (more common in childhood) or medical schools. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had strabismus surgery 2 weeks ago now my eyes looks completely out of focus its going out is it normal? And if so will it did it self ?
Follow up: This is question you really need to ask your ophthalmologist. It is not an emergency and can wait until after the holiday. ...Read more
I have strabismus in both eyes will i eventually get blind? I already have trouble seeing and one of my eye vision is worst than the other.
Strabismus: is a misalignment of the eyes, sometimes called crossed eyes or lazy eyes. Please consult an eye doctor. It is not related to blindness and there are exercises and surgeries that can help, perhaps an eye patch. Please ask your eye doctor about these and get a second opinion if the first one is not helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Eyes used to alternate. Will they relearn how after strabismus surgery or will I have intractable diplopia? 4 months out-i'm 4-6 dp eso after exo surg.
My 3 year old just had strabismus exotropia surgery on both eyes. Is is common for them to be turned in post op 7 days?
Mgt.: Please leave a message for the on call Opthalmologist. There should be no redness or signs of infection. ...Read more
If prism lenses don't move your eyes, why are my eye muscles so sore? 6dp bo both eyes/2.5dp bu/2.5dp bd -strabismus surgery failure 4 months ago
Incomplete correctio: Prisms shift the image so that your eyes do not have to do the work. You should have an explanation from your surgeon as to why the surgery failed and what to do next. After four months the eyes should not be hurting unless there is something else going on. This needs an evaluation by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Had strabismus in both eyes forever,had a dozen surgeries,can only focus with one eye at a time,when i try to hold them forward i get a headache and blurred vision and cant pay attention because it takes too much effort. what else can i do?
Uncorrected: strabismus may affect 2-eye vision will not affect one-eye vision. I've had the same issues since birth (I'm 58) and I'm a dentist! I learned to use one eye at a time and not "force" holding them together. Since multiple surgeries did not correct it, this may be your best option. I use one eye for distance and one for close up reading. Your surgeon should help you adapt. ...Read more
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