Strabismus is reduced vision in one eye caused by abnormal visual development early in life. The weaker — or lazy — eye often wanders inward or outward. The signs and symptoms are:
• An eye that wanders inward or outward
• Eyes that appear to not work together
• Poor depth perception
• Squinting or shutting an eye
• Head tilting
• Abnormal results of vision screening tests
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?
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 socioeconomic angle also needs to be explored while treating Strabismus