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?
An ophthalmologist would do a series of tests like the cover testing or the Hirschberg test to confirm the disorder.
HOW IS STRABISMUS TREATED?
Treatment procedures are devised based on the extent of the strabismus. In earlier detection, it is possible to operate on the eyes and treat the issue. There are also some laser surgery options available here. Other symptoms like farsightedness or double vision is corrected using glasses.
DID YOU KNOW?
For most children with this condition, proper treatment improves vision within weeks to several months. Treatment might last from six months to two years.