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Eye Turn

What is it?

It is also known as strabismus. It is a misalignment of the eye muscles causing a lack of coordination between two eyes; it may cause one of the eyes to turn in, out, up or down.

Causes of eye turn?

Many people are born with an eye muscle problem. Often it is inherited in some families. It can also be acquired through eye trauma or disease.

How is it treated?

Treatment depends on the cause and the symptoms of the patient. In patients who were born with eye turn, the biggest concern is that the turned eye may become “lazy”. The technical term for lazy eye is amblyopia. Surgery or vision therapy may need to be performed to align the eyes and prevent amblyopia. In some cases, the eyes function well but patients may desire surgery to improve their cosmetic appearance.