Strabismus is the medical term for misaligned eyes. In some children and adults, the eyes may turn in while in others, the eyes turn out, upward, or down. Strabismus is common, and effects 5% of the population.
In children younger than 7 years of age, when one eye is misaligned, it is often "turned off" by the brain(Amblyopia) so as not to cause visual confusion. Most families have heard the condition referred to as a "lazy eye."
In some patients, glasses are used to correct eye alignment while in others, it may be necessary to also undergo an operation to correct the misalignment. Because of the complicated nature of eye alignment, it may take more than one operation to achieve the desired goals. The first step is to schedule an appointment so we can conduct an examination and discuss treatment options.
"It is immensely rewarding to straighten a patient's eyes, whether a child or an adult, it changes lives". Dr. Lois Townshend
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