What Is Strabismus?

The Cause of This Condition

The frustrating thing about strabismus is the relatively unknown nature of its causes. About half of all childhood cases occur at birth and have no apparent trigger. Children born with this issue simply lack the proper eye muscle control and may need to see an Elmhurst eye doctor manage this issue. That said, children may also develop strabismus if they have conditions like:

  • Rubella
  • Hemangioma
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Apert syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Traumatic brain injury

In adults who develop strabismus, conditions like eye injuries, strokes, shellfish poisoning, Graves disease, diabetes, botulism, and more may be to blame. General vision loss may also cause this disease and worsen as that condition deteriorates. That's why it is vital to work with an eye doctor you can trust to understand and treat your symptoms of strabismus.

Treatment Options

If you or someone you love has crossed eyes, double vision, uncoordinated eye movement, loss of depth perception, or vision issues, visit an eye doctor at Skowron Eye care. They'll provide you with various tests to examine your condition and find a treatment problem that works for you.

For example, prescription eyeglasses are often necessary to correct vision problems. Putting patches on your stronger eye help to force the weaker eye to see appropriately. When this doesn't help, muscle surgery may be necessary to enhance a person's vision and minimize the risk of worsening strabismus.

Get Treatment Right Away

Contact us at Skowron Eye Care. Our team will diagnose your strabismus and any other conditions and work hard to help you see better. Call us at (630) 984-6850 to set up your appointment.

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