What is strabismus?


In healthy individuals, both eyes work in parallel and in harmony. The deterioration of this parallelism between the eyes due to various reasons is called strabismus. In squinted individuals, one eye looks straight while the other eye moves up, down, inward or outward. In more severe cases, both eyes may slip. Depending on the cause of strabismus, these shifts may be temporary or permanent.


What are the symptoms of strabismus?
Strabismus is a disease that usually occurs in childhood. The most basic symptom of the disease is an eye that does not look straight. When squinted individuals look at a point, one eye is straight while the other eye shifts and turns to a different angle. Strabismus in children is manifested by behaviors such as closing one eye in the sun or bending the head forward in order to use both eyes.

Other common symptoms of strabismus are:

Watering eyes
Headache and eye pain
Double vision
Loss of three-dimensional vision
Looking sideways with head and eye
Blurred vision