Exotropia is a form of eye misalignment or strabismus in which one or both of the eyes turn outward. It may be intermittent occurring from time to time or it may be congenital or may be constant. It is commonly known as walleye and is found in every age group. It generally affects the children with visual symptoms occurring between one to six years.
HOW IS EXOTROPIA DIAGNOSED?
There are a number of tests undertaken by an ophthalmology expert to check for the same. These include a vision acuity measurement test, retina examination and also a complete eye examination if needed.
HOW IS EXOTROPIA TREATED?
According to an ophthalmologist, Exotropia may be congenital or acquired. While Exotropia runs in some families, it is not imperative that all the family members acquire it.
DID YOU KNOW?
The various risk factors involved in exotropia are:
• Positive family history of strabismus (misaligned eyes), amblyopia, childhood cataract, or glaucoma
• Some genetic disorders that affect the eyes
• Pediatric cataracts or glaucoma
• But most often there are no known risk factors in children with exotropia