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Strabismus in Children

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What is strabismus?

Strabismus is a condition that causes your child's eyes to look in different directions. Your child's eye muscles do not work together to control his or her eye movement. This condition may only occur sometimes, or it may be present all the time.

Eye Anatomy

What causes strabismus?

What are the signs and symptoms of strabismus?

How is strabismus diagnosed?

Your child's healthcare provider will ask about your child's symptoms and examine his or her eyes. Your child may need any of the following tests:

How is strabismus treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

When should I call my child's eye doctor?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your child's care. Learn about your child's health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your child's healthcare providers to decide what care you want for your child. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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