• binocular
  • The goal of strabismus treatment is to improve eye alignment which allows for better work together (binocular vision). (aapos.org)
  • While this has in some cases occurred after visual exercises or spontaneous visual experiences, recently also the medical community's view of strabismus surgery has become more optimistic with regard to outcomes in terms of binocular function and possibly stereopsis. (wikipedia.org)
  • toxin
  • Botulinum A toxin (introduced as Oculinum, now called Botox, is the principal drug used to temporarily paralyze extraocular muscles, and is widely accepted as an alternative to surgery for many types of strabismus. (wikipedia.org)
  • Residual misalignments that remain following traditional strabismus surgery can be corrected with toxin injection. (wikipedia.org)
  • For treating strabismus, the toxin is used in much diluted form, and the injection is targeted to reach specific muscles that move the eye, thereby temporarily weakening the selected muscles. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgery
  • Strabismus surgery (also: extraocular muscle surgery, eye muscle surgery, or eye alignment surgery) is surgery on the extraocular muscles to correct strabismus, the misalignment of the eyes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Strabismus surgery is a one-day procedure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Secondly, strabismus surgery may also result in subjective and objective cyclodeviation, possibly resulting in cyclotropia and rotational double vision (cyclodiplopia) if the visual system cannot compensate for it. (wikipedia.org)
  • Functional considerations: A frequent outcome of strabismus surgery is consecutive microtropia (also known as monofixation syndrome). (wikipedia.org)
  • In this case, medical interventions, including vision therapy and strabismus surgery, may remove the double vision and recover the stereo vision which had temporarily been absent in the patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • mitomycin C has also been shown to reduce fibrosis in strabismus surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • Strabismus surgery is sometimes recommended if the exotropia is present for more than half of each day or if the frequency is increasing over time. (wikipedia.org)
  • muscles
  • Other things that can increase your child's risk for strabismus include an illness that affects the muscles and nerves, premature birth, Down syndrome, a head injury, and other problems. (peacehealth.org)
  • When one or more of these muscles doesn't work properly, some form of strabismus may occur. (wikipedia.org)
  • vision
  • Light reflex testing is the least accurate way to measure strabismus but may be the only means possible in young children and in those with vision too poor to fixate on a target well. (aapos.org)
  • Without treatment, strabismus can cause permanent vision problems. (peacehealth.org)
  • abnormal
  • Play media The BSGT is used for patients with strabismus to test for suppression, normal retinal correspondence or abnormal retinal correspondence, particularly in cases of manifest strabismus. (wikipedia.org)