Strabismus is a condition that causes the eyes to misalign. The eyes of strabismus patients may turn in, out, up or down, and one or both eyes may be affected. This can cause problems with depth perception. Strabismus may stem from a disorder affecting the brain’s ability to coordinate the eyes, but it is more frequently caused by one or more muscles that do not function correctly.
According to strabismus.org, as many as one in twenty children may be affected by some degree of strabismus, though the level of severity can vary significantly. In certain cases, surgery can correct this condition.
In this condition, the affected eye or eyes is always turned up, down, in or out.
In this condition, the affected eye or eyes is only turned up, down, in or out some of the time, often during illness or times of stress.
Regardless of the type of strabismus that affects your child, proper diagnosis and treatment is essential. Children will not outgrow this condition.
Associated Eye Care’s pediatric ophthalmologists, Drs. Evan Ballard
and Susan Schloff
, perform corrective surgery for strabismus when necessary.