Strabismus, more commonly known as cross-eyed or wall-eyed, is a vision condition in which a person cannot align both eyes simultaneously under normal conditions. This interferes with binocular vision because it prevents a person from directing both eyes simultaneously towards the same fixation point. It also typically affects depth perception. Heterotopia is a medical synonym for the condition.
HOW IS STRABISMUS DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider will do a physical exam that includes a detailed examination of the eyes. Tests will be done to determine how much the eyes are out of alignment.
• Corneal light reflex
• Cover/uncover test
• Retinal exam
• Standard ophthalmic exam
• Visual acuity
• brain and nervous system (neurological) exam
HOW IS STRABISMUS TREATED?
Strabismus is treated based on the severity of misalignment. Minor Strabismus can be treated non-surgically through an eye patch or vision therapy. Severe misalignment may require surgical correction
DID YOU KNOW?
The problem gets worse with time into amblyopia, which leads to issues doing school work, sports, etc. In some cases, there is a second surgery required to heal Strabismus completely.