Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes are directed toward different points simultaneously, occurring either constantly or intermittently. Strabismus occurs when eye muscles are not working together properly; one or more of the six ocular (eye) muscles may be ineffective, out of place, too short, or too long. An eye may be turned inward toward the nose (known as esotropia), turned outward (known as exotropia), turned upward (known as hypertropia), or turned downward (known as hypotropia).
If diagnosed early, strabismus can usually be corrected. The condition may be treated with corrective eyeglasses, eye muscle exercises, medication, surgery, or a combination of these approaches. Young children with this condition may need to wear an eye patch over their stronger eye to force their weaker eye to function correctly. Children whose strabismus is not corrected may develop permanent vision loss in the turned eye
Heinsight Eyecare has the experience and equipment necessary to diagnose and often treat the eye conditions detailed above at our office in Milford. For more information please request an appointment with your eye care provider, and we will be in touch with you shortly.