Strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes. This misalignment can be of any direction: inward, outward, up, or down. The cause of strabismus is generally poorly understood and involves a problem with the brain’s control of eye movement. There are several different causes of strabismus, and the underlying problem can involve the brain’s eye movement control area, the nerves to the eyes, or the eye muscles.
Treatment of Strabismus
There are various methods of treating Strabismus. Some methods include devices such as eye patches, bifocals, glasses, and contact lenses. Other methods include more invasive procedures such as strabismus corrective surgery. Finally, there are muscle strengthening exercises known as Orthoptics which can correct strabismus, as well.
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