A to Z: Strabismusenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgStrabismus is when the eyes are not lined up correctly.strabismus, eye, eyes, vision, double vision, blur, blurry, lazy eye, amblyopia, cross eye, crossed eye, walleye, wall eye, glasses, eye patch, ophthalmology11/13/201304/11/201909/02/201951f32165-ebed-4c2f-850f-c86d2f853539https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-strabismus.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/strabismus.html/">Strabismus</a> is when the eyes are not lined up correctly.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>In strabismus, the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/brain-nervous-system.html/">brain</a> may get a blurry image from the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/eyes.html/">eye</a> that is not lined up correctly. To avoid double vision, the brain ignores the image from that eye. If strabismus is not corrected, this can lead to "lazy eye" (amblyopia) with low vision. Strabismus and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/amblyopia.html/">amblyopia</a> are closely related and often occur together.</p> <p>One eye may appear to turn in (called esotropia), out (exotropia), up (hypertropia), or down (hypotropia). You might hear strabismus called "crossed eyes" (when the eye turns in) or "walleye" (when the eye turns out).<br /> <br /> Strabismus can be constant or might come and go; it might affect one eye only or switch from one eye to the other. Those with a family history of strabismus may be at an increased risk for the condition.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Treatment depends on the type of strabismus. To improve vision and to line the eyes up properly, a child may need glasses, an eye patch, or eye drops to treat a lazy eye. Sometimes, eye exercises are prescribed. Strabismus can cause vision problems if not treated. If those treatments do not help the eyes line up correctly, surgery may be recommended.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
AmblyopiaAmblyopia interferes with the way the eye and the brain work together. The result is poor vision. Treatment may involve glasses, patches, eye drops, or surgery.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/amblyopia.html/486d90aa-3652-4c89-9e4d-110539ca3269
StrabismusStrabismus causes eyes to wander or cross. Treatment may include glasses, patches, eye drops, or surgery.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/strabismus.html/cbbbdb38-b30e-4efd-99fe-65598c1acdbf
Visual ImpairmentWhen one or more parts of the eye or brain that are needed to process images become diseased or damaged, severe or total loss of vision can occur. Read all about visual impairment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/visual-impairment.html/24537535-ce73-4c5a-b289-632602997457
Your Child's VisionIt's important for kids to have their eyes examined regularly, as many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vision.html/892d3a4f-f816-4903-a587-3514f79f4d68