Strabismus also known as heterotropia is commonly called cross-eye and walleye. Because it sometimes has a distinct, outward symptom (eyes turning out or in), strabismus is very frequently treated when a child is young. This means that those most experienced in the treatment of strabismus are pediatric ophthalmologists. However, this does not mean that straight eyes are just for children. Our physicians have years of experience in the treatment of adult strabismus and encourage you to contact one of our offices for more information.
Can Adults with strabismus be helped?
Adults with strabismus have multiple options to improve or correct the alignment of their eyes. An ophthalmologist trained in Pediatric Ophthalmology in many cases will treat adults with strabismus.
What is Strabismus?
Strabismus refers to misaligned eyes. If the eyes turn inward (crossed), it is called esotropia. If the eyes turn outward (wall-eyed), it is called exotropia. One eye can be higher than the other, which is called hypertropia (for the higher eye) or hypotropia (for the lower eye). Strabismus can be subtle, (occurring occasionally), or constant. It can affect one eye only or shift between the eyes.
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