Esotropia is a very common eye disorder, which is congenital in nature and is passed on from the parents to the offspring. This disorder involves the inward turning of any one of the eyeballs. This condition is easily visible to the naked eye and hence, it is easily diagnosable during early childhood. Young children with esotropia do not use their eyes together. The symptoms are decreases vision, decreased depth perception and crossing or inward turning of the eye.
HOW IS ESOTROPIA DIAGNOSED?
In most cases, special glasses, bifocals, or early surgery to align the eyes is needed to maintain unhindered vision and to prevent permanent vision loss among affected patients.