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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

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 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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Multiple strabismus surgeries have turned esotropia to exotropia. What do I do?

Multiple strabismus surgeries have turned esotropia to exotropia. What do I do?

Cosmetic goal: Correction of the misalignment will not usually change the vision, so that drifting is still possible as vision in both eyes maintains alignment. Surgery gets the eyes close together but will not hold time in position if the vision is not good in each eye so drifting is possible. The goal then is limit the drift to a cosmetically acceptable level and hope it holds for a while. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about exotropia strabismus with night blindness?

Can you tell me more about exotropia strabismus with night blindness?

More than likely: The night blindness is the cause of exotropia. There are many causes of night blindness, to determine which you want to know about , a diagnosis is needed. A detailed history and exam is needed to help. Exotropia is a out turning misalignment of the eye muscles. ...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 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 to do thei special eye surgery. They are often affiliated with children's hospitals or medical schools. ...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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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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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Divergent Strabismus (Definition)

Divergent strabismus is a clinical finding in which there is strabismus where the eyes do not have coordinated motion and thus appear "cross-eyed," such that one eye drifts away ...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