What Is Strabismus?

Q:
What is strabismus?

A:
Strabismus refers to the condition in which both eyes do not line up in the same direction. In other words, they do not look at the same object at the same time. Therefore, strabismus is also called crossed eyes or wall eyes.

As for the cause, strabismus is often a congenial problem. Additionally, it may be also due to eye-muscle-control problem, tumor, or eye disorder.

When you have crossed eyes, you may start treatment as soon as possible. Mostly, the condition doesn’t go away on its own. If treatment with glasses or other tools doesn’t work, a surgery can help.

 

Keywords: strabismus; crossed eyes.

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