Esotropia is a eye condition that is a type of squint in which one or both the eyes turn inwards. Esotropia may be permanently present or it may occur intermittently. It can be classified based on the age of onset and the frequency of occurrence. Symptoms of Esotropia are both or a single eye turning inwards
HOW IS ESOTROPIA DIAGNOSED?
A thorough examination by an ophthalmology expert will help in diagnosis along with fundus or retina examination, slit lamp exam and Cycloplegic refraction by dilating the eyes using certain specially made eye drops.
HOW IS ESOTROPIA TREATED?
In most cases, treatment involves use of glasses that are specially designed to aid this condition. Addition of bifocals to the glasses may be needed for close work. Doctor may recommend eye drops, ointments and special lenses to straighten the eyes.
DID YOU KNOW?
Esotropia in infants less than 20 weeks is considered normal and resolves spontaneously.