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Childhood strabismus: what is it and how to treat it


Strabismus occurs when there is an abnormality in the parallelism of the baby's or child's eyes. One of the eyes deviates, in such a way that, it seems that each eye is looking to a different side.

This vision disorder is very evident and can already be seen in babies, but it also causes some problems for the child since they tend to focus blurred or have double vision.

On our site we explain what strabismus in childhood consists of and what treatments can help the child regain the ability to see.

Strabismus in childhood. Strabismus is a common eye ailment in childhood. The child is cross-eyed when there is no parallelism between the anterior and posterior axes of his gaze, and a manifest deviation is clearly noted in his eyes, which can be inward, outward or upward. This deviation can be constant or intermittent, and can predominate in one eye or alternate in both.

Difficulties of the strabismic child. Strabismus is not only a disorder that can be seen with the naked eye since the child squints, but it also causes double vision or blurred vision in the child, which can lead to learning problems.

Treatment for strabismus. Treatment of strabismus is highly variable and lengthy, but effective in most cases. It will take persistence, patience and perseverance on the part of parents and relatives, so that tranquility is transmitted to the child and a better result can be achieved.

Learning problems of the child with strabismus. Teresa Molina, optimal and optometrist explains to our site why children who have strabismus have more learning problems and how it is possible to overcome them.

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