Strabismus

Strabismus is a visual problem in which the eyes are misaligned and point in different directions. One eye may look straight ahead and the other eye turn inward (esotropia), outward (exotropia), upward (hypertropia), or downward (hypotropia). This misalignment can be constant, may come and go, or can alternate between which eye is straight and which is misaligned. Strabismus is a common condition among children but it can also occur later in life.

Strabismus

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Symptoms

Most symptoms of strabismus, other than visual, can often be detected by a parent or through a vision screening:

  • Head tilting to one side
  • Covering the deviated eye
  • Double vision
  • Loss of depth perception
  • Headaches or eye strain

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