Therapy to treat strabismus?
Hello, my friend's 6 month old daughter has crossed eyes. Her parents say her eyes have been crossed since birth, and the left eye seems to cross more than the right. She seems to see fine. She plays with toys and recognizes people across the room. She was a full term infant without perinatal complications, and has no known medical problems. Doctor has advised that she is having strabismus that is ocular misalignment and it is a common pediatric health problem. Please suggest some therapy to treat strabismus.
@manohar Treatment for strabismus may include eyeglasses, prisms, vision therapy, or eye muscle surgery. If detected and treated early, strabismus can often be corrected with excellent results. People with strabismus have several treatment options to improve eye alignment and coordination. They include: Eyeglasses or contact lenses. This may be the only treatment needed for some patients.
Prism lenses. These special lenses are thicker on one side than the other. The prisms alter the light entering the eye and reduce how much turning the eye must do to view objects. Sometimes the prisms can eliminate the eye turning.
Vision therapy. Your doctor of optometry might prescribe a structured program of visual activities to improve eye coordination and eye focusing. Vision therapy trains the eyes and brain to work together more effectively. These eye exercises can help problems with eye movement, eye focusing and eye teaming and reinforce the eye-brain connection. Treatment can occur in your doctor of optometry's office as well as at home. Eye muscle surgery. Surgery can change the length or position of the muscles around the eyes so they appear straight. Often, people who have eye muscle surgery will also need vision therapy to improve eye coordination and to keep the eyes from becoming misaligned again.