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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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Is there any way to correct a droopy eyelid and a lazy eye?

Is there any way to correct a droopy eyelid and a lazy eye?

Eyelid- yes: The droopy eyelid is called ptosis. It is usually caused by a muscle or nerve problem that is amenable to surgery. The lazy eye (amblyopia)treatment depends on the age of the patient. If the patient is under 12 years old then patching may help improve the vision. Over age 12 the nervous system is developmentally stable and patching will not help improve the vision. ...Read more

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I have a droopy /lazy eye to begin with and after this time of Botox I feel like my eyebrows a being pushed down and covering most of my eyelids. Can?

I have a droopy /lazy eye to begin with and after this time of Botox I feel like my eyebrows a being pushed down and covering most of my eyelids. Can?

More info needed: You need to go back to the doctor who injected the Botox and have the physician see what is going on! Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time on the same eye?

Is it possible to have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time on the same eye?

You bet!: In fact, the ptosis often causes the lazy eye- less input into the eye, so the eye gets ignored by the brain and relies on the other eye (amblyopia). ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time, on the same eye?

Is it possible that I have a "lazy eye" and a droopy eyelid (ptosis) at the same time, on the same eye?

Yes: Yes, but if it is new onset one should be concerned that it is a cranial nerve 3 palsy which could be fatal (aneurysm). Immediate evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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For strabismus, do you need to close or open the patched eye?

For strabismus, do you need to close or open the patched eye?

Patching: The patched eye should remain open under the patch. The patched eye should always be the stronger or preferred eye. ...Read more

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How unusual is the eye condition strabismus?

Very common: Strabismus, or misaligned eyes, is a very common disorder. It does not require treatment in most cases. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the rarity of the eye condition strabismus?

Please help! What is the rarity of the eye condition strabismus?

Strabismus: Strabismus is not rare in fact it is quite common in children and if found early can be corrected. Some strabismus is caused by vision problems and other is cause by weak muscles. If this is your problem go see an ophthomologist ie. Eye doctor. ...Read more

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Will eye patching help strabismus?

Will eye patching help strabismus?

Improve vision: In childhood strabismus, patching is used when the brain starts to ignore the vision from one eye. A patch is placed over the better eye to force the brain to pay attention to the vision from the supressed eye. This is why you can see children wearing eyepatches at times. ...Read more

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How infrequent is the eye condition strabismus?

How infrequent is the eye condition strabismus?

4%: 4% of the pupulation is either born with, or develops manifest strabismus. Strabismus refers to the eyes being misaligned: esotropia-turned in, exotropia-turned out, hyperopia-up, hyotropia-down, or a combination. Congental stabismus is treated early. ...Read more

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How rare is the eye condition known as strabismus?

About 5%: Strabismus is fairly common. Up to 5% of the population has one or another form of strabismus. ...Read more

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Is the eye condition "strabismus" commonly occasional, and can it be triggered?

Is the eye condition "strabismus" commonly occasional, and can it be triggered?

Yes: Some types of strabismus can be intermittent. One type is intermittent exotropia, which often is controlled most of the time. The control can diminish and the deviation will occur more often. Another is accommodative esotropia, which is controlled with glasses. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible for the eye condition "strabismus" to be occasional, and can be triggered?

Please explain if it is possible for the eye condition "strabismus" to be occasional, and can be triggered?

Latent: Strabismus can be hidden, also called latent. This type of strabismus can cause symptoms when you are tired. A common symptom would be blurred or double vision when tired. Prism in glasses can help with this. Asymptomatic strabismus does not need treatment. ...Read more

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I had surgery to correct intermittent strabismus and now my eye is always pointing inward. How can I fix this?

I had surgery to correct intermittent strabismus and now my eye is always pointing inward. How can I fix this?

Consultation time: Time to contact your eye surgeon again. Another eye muscle surgery is likely the only thing that will help but the issue is best assessed by someone trained in the procedure. ...Read more

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I had surgery to correct intermittent strabismus and now my eye is always pointing inward. Is there anything I can do now?

Possibly: The final position of the eyes depends upon how it heals despite the efforts of the strabismus surgeon. I am guessing that yours eye were crossed out and now there seems to be an over correction. Check with the surgeon who did your eyes and see if it can be reversed somewhat. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...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