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?
The various tests done to diagnose the situation are:
• Visual acuity measurement in each eye and both eyes together
• Cycloplegic refraction
• External or slit lamp exam
• Fundus (retina) examination
• Complete eye exam
HOW IS ESOTROPIA TREATED?
The treatment of the condition will be done by prescribing bifocal glasses that can help in giving relief from the convergence of the eyes, by helping in straightening them. Eye drops and ointments can also help in giving relief, depending on the size and nature of the deviation.
DID YOU KNOW?
This is also called as lazy eyes, where the vision of the eyes gradually becomes less because of constant strain and signals sent out to the brain.