Strabismus is the disorder when the eyes cannot look parallel to each other and the two eye axes lose their parallelism, looking at different directions. One eye might be looking forward while the other drifts off inward, outward, up or down. One or both eyes can drift off.
Strabismus does not have a single cause, and it can occur as a combination of many different factors. Although the exact cause of strabismus is not clear, strabismus is defined as the control abnormality of muscles and nerves around the eyes.
Strabismus can be congenital or it may develop during infancy, childhood or later stages of life. Strabismus can also be caused by a head trauma or eye injury.
Strabismus should be examined in detail by an ophthalmologist as soon as it presents itself, as in some cases it may be a sign of a critical illness or health problem.
- Double Vision
- Uncoordinated Eye Movements
- Vision Loss
- Depth Perception Loss
- Watering in Eyes
Strabismus in children is difficult to notice, especially if strabismus is in a small and aesthetically unnoticeable degree.
The first symptom of drifting off is that the eyes do not focus on the same spot, but other signs such as closing an eye under the sun, tilting or tilting the head may also be due to failing to align both eyes.
Contrary to popular belief, strabismus during infancy does not disappear over time. Strabismus is never spontaneously treated by itself. Symptoms of strabismus can be continuous or periodical.
Early diagnosis of strabismus is vital to prevent permanent vision loss in the future.
- Glasses or Contact Lenses
- Injection Therapy
- Surgery: Surgery allows one or more muscles around the eye to be moved and placed in its original position. The operation is performed in the operating room with general anesthesia or local anesthesia. No bandage is used, only a sensation of redness and discomfort in the eye for a few days will be felt. Patients can usually be discharged on the same day.
- Eye Closure
The aforementioned treatment methods can be applied individually or in combination according to the patient’s case.