Strabismus (cross-eyed)

Symptoms: 

Symptoms of strabismus may be present all the time, or may come and go. Symptoms can include:

  • Crossed eyes
  • Double vision
  • Eyes that do not align in the same direction
  • Uncoordinated eye movements (eyes do not move together)
  • Vision or depth perception loss
Tests to diagnose: 

A physical examination will include a detailed examination of the eyes. Tests will be done to determine how much the eyes are out of alignment.

Eye tests include:

  • Corneal light reflex
  • Cover/uncover test
  • Retinal exam
  • Standard ophthalmic exam
  • Visual acuity

A brain and nervous system (neurological) examination will also be performed.

Treatment: 

People with strabismus have several treatment options available to improve eye alignment and coordination. They include:

  • Eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • Prism lenses
  • Vision therapy
  • Eye muscle surgery

For more information visit the following websites

http://www.isahome.org/isa/bins/index.asp?cid=1131

http://www.strabismusindia.com/