Strabismus is a vision condition that has gone by many names; eye turn, crossed eye, lazy eye, wandering eye, wall eyed, and squint to name a few. Whichever name is most familiar to you, strabismus is a failure of the two eyes to maintain proper alignment at all times, which results in an eye turn. Strabismus is a form of binocular vision dysfunction that must be properly treated to restore both alignment and binocular vision functioning. Improper management may result in cosmetic alignment without functional improvement or worsening symptoms. In order to determine the best course of treatment, a residency-trained doctor must evaluate several aspects of the strabismus, including: direction (in, out, up, down), frequency, laterality, magnitude, cause, and the impact on binocular vision due to the strabismus.
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