Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes are not correctly aligned, with the result that each eye focuses on a different point in space. People with strabismus often appear ‘cross-eyed’, with one eye appearing turned in, or ‘wall-eyed’, with one eye appearing turned out.
Strabismus can impair vision in several ways, including amblyopia (lazy eye), diplopia (double vision) and difficulty with depth perception. The cosmetic effects of strabismus can also have a negative effect on self-image.
Strabismus is typically caused by a lack of coordination between the extraocular muscles that control eye movement. Some forms of strabismus can be effectively treated with surgery to realign the eyes, by shortening, lengthening, or changing the position of one or more of the extraocular muscles.
Coastal Eye Centre offers the highest standard of expertise in the treatment of strabismus.