Strabismus

Strabismus

Strabismus is a disorder of the alignment of the muscles of the eye. After a thorough evaluation, your optometrist or ophthalmologist may recommend special corrective lenses or vision therapy, such as patching one eye and vision exercises. Surgical repair may also be an option.There are four different classifications of strabismus:

  • Exotropia: eye looking outward;
  • Esotropia: eye looking inward or crossed (as seen in the picture below)
  • Hypertropia: eye looking up
  • Hypotropia: eye looking downward

The condition can be constant, intermittent or alternate between the eyes. It can be mild or severe depending on the degree of deviation between the eyes.