Exotropia is a type of misalignment in the eye in which one or both of the eyes turn outward. Exotropia, commonly, results in frequent rubbing of the eye, double-vision, squinting or eye-strain. The most common way to diagnose Exotropia or outward drift of the eye is when the person is tired, feeling sick, or day-dreaming.
HOW IS EXOTROPIA DIAGNOSED?
Ophthalmologists conduct a complete examination of the eye and consider your family history for diagnosis. The general health of the eye and the refractive state of the eye is also measured.
HOW IS EXOTROPIA TREATED?
In children, the same can be controlled to a great extent through eye exercises and helping them in a controlled environment. On the other hand, if the exotropia is extreme, then the one may have to undergo surgery. In most cases, the use of corrective eye glasses followed with medications works.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are 3 types of Exotropia, namely, intermittent, sensory and consecutive.