Binocular Vision Test
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Binocular Vision Test

The brain interprets two slightly differing images of the same object into one universal image with depth, shadows, and angles. With ocular misalignment or changes in vision in one eye, the brain can ignore one of the signals leading to...

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Treatments for Amblyopia

Amblyopia, although differing from strabismus, has similar therapies to restore binocular vision in patients. As amblyopia is closely associated with strabismus, correcting the underlying deviation often times resolves the condition. Although closely associated, strabismus and amblyopia are different conditions, often used synonymously, with error, however...

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What is Amblyopia?

Amblyopia is a vision development disorder in which one eye is unable to clearly focus on an image, even with the aid of eyeglasses or contacts. Amblyopia is often characterized by: Blurry vision (usually only affecting one eye), Begins during infancy, Can become a bigger issue if not treated by age 6, Caused by other conditions that interfere with clear vision in either eyes (see list below), Brain will not process images from amblyopic (weak) eye...

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Lazy Eye: Amblyopia vs. Strabismus

“Lazy eye” is a term that gets tossed around lightly in regards to ocular misalignment. Both strabismus and amblyopia are considered “lazy eye.” However, this information is inaccurate. Strabismus, by definition, means ocular misalignment. Ocular misalignment is when both eyes do not look in the same direction, frequently referred to as...

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Treatment for Strabismus: Atropine Drops
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Treatment for Strabismus: Atropine Drops

Atropine drops are medicated eye drops that work essentially as chemical ocular patching. The purpose of atropine drops is to cause temporary blurred vision in the unaffected eye, thus muting the visual input from the eye to the brain, forcing the deviated eye to focus and therefore align.

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Causes for Strabismus: Cranial Nerve Palsy
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Causes for Strabismus: Cranial Nerve Palsy

“Palsy” simply means “paralysis.” Cranial Nerve Palsy is a condition in which one or more of the cranial nerves is damaged to the point of complete or partially paralyzation. What Causes Cranial Nerve Palsy? Cranial nerve palsy is due to partial or complete damage of a cranial nerve. These conditions may be genetic, due to trauma, demyelinating conditions, infections, as well as vascular diseases.

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What Causes Strabismus?
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What Causes Strabismus?

To break it down, strabismus can be caused by any condition affecting the muscles of the eyes, nervous system and brain. The following conditions are associated with or may cause strabismus: 1. GENETICS Family history is important in physical traits and disease inheritance. Strabismus inheritance is complex and may involve multi-gene mutations or patterns of inheritance leading to the condition. Stay tuned for an in-depth look at how genetics affect strabismus inheritance.

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Treatment for Strabismus: Surgery
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Treatment for Strabismus: Surgery

Surgery may be a daunting approach to correcting strabismus for some. It is a relatively common procedure, however. The surgery entails recalibration of the ill operating ocular muscle in order to create balance and restore alignment of the deviated eye. The procedure historically yields a 50% success rate, thus requiring patients to undergo multiple corrective procedures.

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Treatment for Strabismus: Ocular Patching
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Treatment for Strabismus: Ocular Patching

Ocular patches are frequently used as treatment of strabismus especially in younger patients as an alternative or adjuvant to surgical correction. It is a noninvasive way of correcting alignment by increasing strength in weak ocular muscles by repetition and training. But how exactly does it work?

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Treatment for Strabismus: Botox
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Treatment for Strabismus: Botox

Often, surgical alternatives are sought out as a less invasive approach to medical treatment. Although strabismus surgery has a relatively low success rate, it is highly invasive, and often imprecise. As an alternative to having muscles of the eye exposed, amputated and recalibrated, ophthalmologist may try improving symptoms of ocular deviation using a popular cosmetic injection: Botox.

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