This condition is a misalignment of the eyes that usually begins in childhood. The eyes don`t work together to form a properly focused view.
Why it Occurs
Strabismus usually occurs in children when the muscles that move the eyes are stronger or weaker on one side. Some cases of strabismus are hereditary. But it can also develop in adults as a result of disease, injury, or as a side effect of eye surgery.
How it Affects Vision
People with strabismus experience loss of depth perception and/or double vision. But not everyone with strabismus experiences double vision. If strabismus goes untreated in children, the brain may begin to ignore visual information from the turned eye. This can cause a permanent reduction of vision in the turned eye.
Treatment should begin as early as possible. Treatment includes eye exercises, corrective lenses, injections or surgery.