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Strabismus

Strabismus

Strabismus, or misalignment of the eyes, is a binocular vision disorder that results from deficient eye teaming skills at distance, near, or both that causes an eye to suppress, turn off, resulting in an eye turn in, out, down, or up, often referred to as crossed eye or lazy eye. Symptoms may include occasionally seeing double, covering or closing an eye, or frequently rubbing the eyes.

 

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Strabismus can be managed in three ways:

1) Surgery on the eye muscles to physically straighten the eyes if the turn is large or constant at distance and near

2) Prism lenses that redirect the light from the image to the turned eye

3) Optometric Vision Therapy to utilize the neural plasticity of the brain (the brain’s ability to change) in order to allow the brain to gain control over the visual system.

Esotropia is a form of strabismus where one or both eyes turn inward.

Exotropia is outward turning of the eyes.

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