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Strabismus is a condition involving the surrounding muscle structure of the eye; due to weakness or muscle coordination, the eyes are misaligned and point in different directions.
Esotropia: eyes turn, deviate inward towards nose.
Exotropia: eyes turn, deviate outward away from nose.
Most common in children, Strabismus affects about 4% of the children in the United States. Overall, strabismus can occur at any age. A child will not outgrow true strabismus.
The signs of strabismus are visible:
Strabismus should not be ignored. If you have concerns or notice these signs, please contact our office for to schedule an examination with one our Ophthalmic Pediatric Specialists: Dr. Aazy Aaby, Dr. Charles J. Bock, Dr. Daniel R.Holland