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Vol. 20 No. 2 (2022): New Horizons: Innovation in Medicine

Approach to Strabismus

June 9, 2021


Strabismus is characterized by a misalignment of the eyes.  A thorough history and physical examination should be performed by clinicians when strabismus is suspected. The Hirschberg, cover, cover-uncover, and alternate prism cover tests are commonly used to identify and diagnose strabismus. Strabismus usually requires a referral to an ophthalmologist. Treatment of strabismus involves eye patches, cycloplegic drops, prescription glasses, and surgery. Strabismus can result in vision loss due to amblyopia and may also cause double vision, psychosocial concerns, and impaired depth perception.



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