Eye Conditions and Treatment

Strabismus is treated in the Pediatric & Adult Strabismus Service

Strabismus (crossed eyes)

The eyes should work together as a team. When one eye is deviated (turned too far in one direction), we call the condition strabismus, or crossed eyes. Strabismus occurs most often in young children. A child with strabismus may have esotropia (one eye turning in), exotropia (one eye turning out), or hypertropia (one eye higher than the other).

Signs and Symptoms

  • Eye or eyes turned in the wrong direction

Treatment and Prevention

  • Occlusion therapy (patching of that eye)
  • Glasses
  • Surgery to correct the deviation
  • Eye exercises

Eye Facts logo linkFor a deeper understanding of the diagnosis and treatment plan for strabismus, see Crossed Eyes Eye Facts.