Pronounced: Stra-BIZ-musEn Español (Spanish Version)
Strabismus is a problem with the alignment of the eyes. One or both of the eyes are turned in, out, up, or down.
Appearance of Strabismus
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There are two types:
- Constant strabismus—the eye turns all the time
- Intermittent strabismus—the eye turns only some of the time, like in times of stress, illness, concentration, or when tired
Strabismus is caused by a lack of coordination between the muscles in the eyes. This can happen due to:
Last reviewedJanuary 2015by Michael Woods, MD
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