Strabismus is a common eye-movement disorder where the eyes are not aligned correctly. Either one or both eyes may turn inward, outward, up, or down, which is why strabismus is also called wandering eye or cross eyes. In most cases strabismus is caused by abnormal neuromuscular control of eye movement. Strabismus can also be caused by poor muscle strength.
Symptoms of Strabismus
Strabismus affects adults and children in different ways. Symptoms of strabismus in children are usually mild. Parents may notice that children tilt their head to one side to compensate or close and cover the deviating eye. Diagnosing this condition early is very important to reduce the loss of the child’s vision.
Adult Strabismus Symptoms
Symptoms of strabismus in adults may be more severe. Patients with this condition lose their binocular vision, which can cause double vision and loss of depth perception. As a result, patients may suffer from headaches or eye strain.
Treatment of strabismus may include any of the following:
- Putting a patch over the stronger eye to increase strength in the weaker eye
- Surgery to straighten the eyes
- Eye exercises
David Dries, MD, specializes in pediatric eye diseases and in adults with double vision and eye misalignments. He practices at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Illnesses in children include tear duct obstruction, retinoblastoma (eye cancer), cataract, glaucoma, amblyopia (lazy eye), and eye misalignments such as cro... Read More
Robert O. Hoffman is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Eye Muscle Disorders. Dr. Hoffman has special interests in retinopathy of prematurity, ocular problems associated with genetics, craniofacial disorders, cataracts in infants and children and complicated strabismus.... Read More
Griffin Jardine, MD, specializes in pediatric eye diseases as well as adult strabismus. He offers medical and surgical care in these fields with a special emphasis in the treatment of amblyopia, strabismus, pediatric glaucoma, anterior segment disorders, pediatric cataracts, retinopathy of prematurity and nasolacrimal duct obstruction.... Read More
Marielle Young provides medical and surgical care for children with eye disease as well as adults and children with strabismus. Her clinical expertise includes the evaluation and treatment of amblyopia, strabismus, infantile and developmental cataracts, and nasolacrimal duct obstruction.... Read More
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