Strabismus and amblyopia

A person with strabismus is a fish-eating person. Strabismus is a lack of parallelism between the two eyes. They look in two different directions.

When an eye is moving horizontally inwards, it is a convergent strabismus. This is the most frequent case. When he goes outward, it is a divergent strabismus. Otherwise, it happens that the gaze is oriented vertically upwards or downwards.

Strabismus is a common condition that can be transmitted in a hereditary way, hence the need to look for strabismus in the immediate family.

A strabismus of the child can be due to various causes (decrease of visual acuity of an eye, hyperopia, paralysis of the muscles of the eye, etc.). Any strabismus in the child thus requires a quick consultation (delay of 1 month maximum) at the ophthalmologist. A fundus allows research of a possible ocular organic pathology. Indeed strabismus can, exceptionally, reveal an eye tumor (retinoblastoma).

In all cases, the treatment must be quickly established, because the major evolutionary risk of strabismus in children is amblyopia, the decrease in visual acuity of the eye that does not fly.

The treatment of strabismus is based primarily on the optical correction, and on the intermittent occlusion (if no amblyopia) or prolonged the non-sick eye. Some strabismus, called accommodative strabismus, can be totally cured by wearing glasses. Surgical treatment may be offered between 3 and 5 years for persistent strabismus.

Zona: the causes Previous Article

Zona: the causes

Tasteless diabetes: treatments Previous Article

Tasteless diabetes: treatments

Popular Posts