Strabismus, also known as crossed eye, is a condition in which the eyes do not line up properly and as a result, the eyes look in different directions, with each eye focusing on a different object. Strabismus occurs when the numerous muscles around the eyes do not work in conjunction because some are weaker than others. Over time, the person may lose vision in the weaker eye if the condition is not corrected. Some of the common signs of Strabismus include impaired vision, and double vision, among others.
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?
What is the treatment Treatment modalities include:
1. Corrective eye wear
2. Eye patches
3. Bangerter filter
4. Eye drops
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.