Strabismus Overview

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Strabismus is the term used to describe misaligned eyes. There are many types of strabismus. If the eyes are crossed, it is called esotropia. If the eyes turn outward, it is called exotropia. In some cases, one eye can turn higher than the other. The higher eye is diagnosed with hypertropia, while the lower eye is diagnosed with hypotropia. The condition may be intermittent, constant, or it can alternate between the eyes. Cases of strabismus can vary from mild to severe based on the amount of deviation between the eyes.

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