Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Strabismus And Stereopsis

Share
1

1
What is the difference between strabismus and stereopsis?

What is the difference between strabismus and stereopsis?

Strabismus: Strabismus means an eye muscle disorder that can be intermittent or constant. If it is constant there is no depth perception (or stereopsis). ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
207 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
What is the difference between an amblyopia and a strabismus?

What is the difference between an amblyopia and a strabismus?

Vision vs position : Amblyopia is the lowering of vision in one eye due to structural or position defects in infancy and childhood. Strabismus is the general term for eyes that are misaligned. Strabismus may cause amblyopia.. A pediatric ophthalmologist will deal with these issues in childhood but amblyopia in adults cannot usually be fixed. ...Read more

4

4
What is the difference between a lazy eye and strabismus?

What is the difference between a lazy eye and strabismus?

A lot: Strabismus is the term used when the eyes do not move exactly synchronously. It is accompanied by double vision. If it is not corrected the brain ignores one of the images and in time we have a lazy eye(meaning the eye has little or no vision). ...Read more

6

6
I want to know what is the difference between crossed eyes, and strabismus?

I want to know what is the difference between crossed eyes, and strabismus?

Crossing one type: Strabismus is a term that applies to any type of deviation of the normal eye position. Crossing eyes is only one type of strabismus (although there can be different causes for the crossing eyes). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What's the difference between strabismus & cranial nerve palsies that effect the eyes? Can cranial nerve palsies cause strabismus?

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

8

8
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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What is the difference between amblyopia(lazy eye) and strabismus(cross eyed)?

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
Is there a difference between strabismus and amblyopia?

Is there a difference between strabismus and amblyopia?

They are differnt: Strabismus is when the eyes are not properly aligned so that one eye is deviated. Amblyopia is decreased vision in one or both eyes because the image or object you are viewing is not properly focused. Amblyopia develops when you are younger usually between birth and 8-9 years when the visual system is still developing. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Dean Bonsall
511 doctors shared insights

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
298 doctors shared insights

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