Exotropia is a condition of the eye where one or even both of the eyes tend to turn outwards. It is a common kind of strabismus or deviation of the eye. The most common symptom of the illness is the eye turning outwards and usually this is accompanied with reduced vision, trouble seeing and also sensitivity to the eye.
HOW IS EXOTROPIA DIAGNOSED?
Eyes don't look in the same direction at the same time as well as both the eyes do not move together. Children may rub one of their eyes or may squint one eye in bright sunlight. Some people complain of blurred or double vision when their eyes are misaligned. People with exotropia may experience the outward drift only occasionally, despite their efforts to refocus.
HOW IS EXOTROPIA TREATED?
Non-surgical treatment may include glasses or patching therapy. If the eyes are misaligned more often than they are straight and patient is experiencing eyestrain, double vision, squinting, then surgery on the eye muscles is recommended in order to realign the eyes. Surgery by ophthalmologist to correct Exotropia is performed to toughen or wane the effect of one or more of the muscles that move the eye.
DID YOU KNOW?
In some cases, esotropia is a temporary problem and occurs and heals randomly too.