Strabismus Treatment in Westchester, New York
Strabismus, or crossed eyes, is the term for when a person cannot align both eyes on an object at the same time. The condition occurs in about 5% of children, and many adults suffer from it as well. Strabismus can be congenital (present from birth) or acquired from eye injury, diabetes, stroke and other conditions. Strabismus may manifest at first as double vision. If left untreated, it can lead to visual impairment, loss of binocular vision, and blindness in the weaker eye.
For children, early treatment is best. Have your child's eyes evaluated the moment you have a concern regarding strabismus. Oftentimes eye glasses are all that is needed to improve ocular alignment. Sometimes, an occlusive eye patch is needed if amblyopia (poor best corrected vision) is present. Less commonly, surgery might be recommended if strabismus is present and other treatment alternatives have been exhausted.