Strabismus Information & Surgery Options
Adult Strabismus Surgery
Strabismus, or crossed eyes, can cause visual impairment, loss of binocular vision, and blindness in the weaker eye. Surgery can correct problems before vision is lost or prevent further deterioration from occurring.
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, preferably before the age of six. Older patients can be helped as well; it's never too late to seek treatment. Strabismus treatment often includes prescribing glasses and exercising the eye muscles.