Strabismus is the deterioration of the parallelism of the muscles that provide the movement of the eye.
It can be congenital or later.
At the same time, if the person needs glasses and does not use glasses, slippage may occur due to the deterioration of the mechanisms affecting the eye muscles.
In this case, giving the patient the glasses he needs is the first step in the treatment.
The movement of the eye muscles also occurs with the nerves that innervate the muscles that move the eye muscles. If there is a shift in the problems related to the nerves, especially the brain.
In this case, treatment is given for the current situation. If it cannot be corrected with glasses, the treatment is done with surgery. In some, botulinum toxin can be used in the treatment.
Children have a risk of lazy eye if left untreated.
Sevim CAKMAK, MD
Eye Diseases Specialist
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