Crossed Wandering Eyes

Strabismus, commonly referred to as crossed or wandering eyes, occurs when one or both eyes turns in or out, up or down. The condition is caused by the brain's inability to coordinate both eyes simultaneously. The brain is the master control center of vision; STRABISMUS IS A "BRAIN" PROBLEM. 

              

Characteristics of Strabismus:

The eye can go "in" toward the nose.

It can go "out" from the nose.

It can happen part time or all the time.


Surgery:

The need for surgery is often oversimplified, such as "the weak eye muscles must be operated upon to realign the eye and correct the problem." There are two large problems with this:

1) Since weak muscles aren't the cause of strabismus, then surgical intervention is addressing only a symptom, not the cause.

2) In the vast majority of cases, surgery does not "correct" the child's inability to use both two eyes together; it only aligns the eyes so they look straight. 


Less than 20% of children who undergo one eye surgery alone for a crossed eye eventually achieve binocular fusion (two-eyed vision) with normal depth perception and visual function. 

There is a better way. Vision Therapy, it corrects the problem by teaching the eyes how to aim together.  

Unlike surgery, vision therapy addresses the cause of strabismus. Therapy teaches your child a new way to see.  It corrects the problem by teaching the eyes how to aim together and training the brain to receive and fuse the visual images from both eyes at the same time. Ninety percent (90%) of therapy patients complete treatment with eyes that are straight and a visual system which operates normally. Most importantly, because binocular fusion (two-eyed vision) is the "glue" which holds the eyes straight, the results are permanent.  



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