Eye Muscle Problems - Strabismus
Strabismus is the medical term used when the eyes go out of alignment. One eye may be deviated in, out, up or down with respect to the other. This may occur at any age for many different reasons.
Most adults with strabismus have had it since childhood. However, it can occur in adults with no childhood history of the condition in which case our physicians carefully evaluate the patient for other medical or neurological causes such as:
- Thyroid disease
- Brain Tumors
- Head Trauma
All children who have strabismus (except for the intermittent horizontal strabismus in the first 3 months of life) should have a complete eye examination performed. Usually, the strabismus is an isolated problem, but occasionally it may be a sign of more serious eye conditions or neurological disease. Even isolated strabismus can cause permanent vision loss if untreated in a child from amblyopia (lazy eye).
Our team of specialists provides a full range of treatment options for strabismus using the latest medical techniques and advances, including:
- Eye exercises
- Prism glasses
- Botox injections