Remember when you were a little kid and your mom said, “Don’t cross your eyes, they’ll stay that way!” Many of us ignored the conventional wisdom about strabismus in adult and children and crossed them anyway.
Fortunately, many of us didn’t wind up with crossed eyes (the medical term being strabismus). However, many people do, and suffer impaired vision as a result.
Strabismus occurs as a result of a disruption to the muscles and nerves that control the eyes. There are six muscles attached to a vast network of nerves that control their movements. When those muscles and nerves are affected, strabismus can occur.
Strabismus can also occur when the brain develops drastically different perceptions of visual space in each eye.
In either case, it was commonly thought that surgeries and thick-lens glasses were the only way to treat strabismus. Fortunately, it is not.
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