Strabismus in Vineland
If your eyes are misaligned and the eyes do not work to focus properly together, one eye may take over a greater role in the vision process, allowing the other eye to become lazy. This condition, called strabismus, can occur in one or both eyes. It often occurs in early childhood, but adults can develop this condition as well.
Strabismus can be caused by:
- Weak eye muscles
- Medical conditions
- Extreme farsightedness
- Nerve transmission difficulties
- Trauma to the eyes or head
- Eye disease such as congenital cataracts
Crossed Eyes Treatment in Vineland
Highly trained to identify and treat alignment issues, Dr. Pernelli and Dr. Heacox can provide the proper treatment for success. Treatment options include prescription glasses, prism lenses, eye patch therapy, vision therapy and eye muscle surgery for extreme cases. The sooner this condition is under control, the less chance there is of developing amblyopia in the future.
If you or your child have crossed or misaligned eyes, contact the Eye Institute of South Jersey, PC, at 856-205-1100 to request an eye exam.