What you need to know about getting strabismus / lazy eye treatment in Brooklyn and Manhattan

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Strabismus / lazy eye explained

In these toggles we explain what you need to know about strabismus/lazy eye

Strabismus, also sometimes called “lazy-eyed”, “cross-eyed”, or “wall-eyed,” is a condition that occurs when a person cannot align both of their eyes on a single object at the same time under normal circumstances.

According to experts, it is estimated that roughly 5% of all children have some degree of strabismus.

Apart from the visible symptom of an eye turn, you may have:

  • Poor depth perception
  • Eye strain and/or pain
  • Headaches
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Eye fatigue

Strabismus typically occurs during infancy and early childhood and is a result of misaligned eyes.

This misalignment causes the brain to ignore the visual input from the misaligned eye so that you can only see the image from the better-seeing eye. This creates a loss of depth perception.

Adults who develop strabismus often have double vision. This is because their brains have already learned to receive images from both eyes and so cannot ignore the image from the misaligned eye.

We can diagnose strabismus with a careful history and clinical evaluation.

Early detection and treatment of lazy eye are essential for healthy visual development and the best visual outcomes.

Treatment for strabismus works to straighten the eyes and restore binocular (two-eyed) vision. 

Depending on the age and severity of the lazy eye, treatments include:

  • Glasses
  • Drops
  • Vision therapy 
  • Eye patching 
  • Surgery

How does surgery work?

We make a small incision in the tissue covering the eye to reach the eye muscles.

The eye muscles are detached from the wall of the eye and repositioned depending on which direction the eye is turning.

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Dr. Samer Khosrof is a top eye surgeon in New York City with over 25 years of experience treating complex eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related eye conditions.

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