Strabismus – Misaligned Eyes

Therapy Options & Strabismus Surgery

Kids Eye Care of Maryland is one of the leading ophthalmology practices in the U.S. Our team of board-certified physicians are highly regarded as leaders in providing comprehensive strabismus evaluation and treatment for children and adults, and create customized treatment plans based on the unique needs of each patient. After evaluation, our staff will explain the treatment plan which has been recommended and discuss specific therapy options available.

Treatment for Pediatric Strabismus

Strabismus does not always require surgery. Complaints of double vision or signs of misalignment must be addressed right away, before the brain suppresses the images being received by the wandering eye. Pediatric strabismus treatment can include glasses, patching, or eye muscle surgery. Every child is different, and successful treatment for a friend or family member with one particular therapy does not mean that same treatment will be successful for your child.

Causes of Pediatric Strabismus

Children with strabismus have misaligned eyes, including eyes that wander up, out (away from the nose), down, or in. The American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) estimates that 4% of the U.S. population has strabismus. In many cases, strabismus is caused by abnormalities in the way the brain controls eye movements. This gives us a clear path to obtaining successful alignment, as the brain plays a large role in developing and maintaining straight eyes.

Learn more about Pediatric Strabismus: AAPOS – Strabismus (misaligned eyes)