Monday, May 3, 2010

A time not to treat

There are certain occasions when strabismus is not something that you treat. For instance a child with a large eye turn may be corrected with surgery. Now that the surgeon has corrected the cosmetic aspect the question should be asked concerning vision therapy. Vision therapy can be used to reduce suppression and improve alignment. However, in some cases if alignment is still too far off the patient may experience double vision that is hard to correct.

Many factors need to be taken into account when someone with an eye turn wants to improve their vision. It may not be in their best interest to have vision therapy treatment. Consult with your eye doctor or a vision therapist to discuss the best treatment plan.

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