Strabismus is a condition when the two eyes are not aligned and may not move together.
Strabismus may occur shortly after birth, present at the age of 2-4 years, or in adulthood.
In children under the age of 9 years, it important to evaluate whether both eyes are seeing equally. If one eye has better vision than the other, the “lazy eye” is termed amblyopic. Before any surgery is considered, the amblyopic eye must be strengthened by patching the good eye. This can be traumatic for the child and parents alike. The earlier this is detected the easier it is to treat. Dr. Matzkin has wide experience
A condition called accommodative esotropia which presents with in-turning eyes at age 2-4 years is often effectively treated with glasses.
Note: It is never too early for children to have their eyes checked for amblyopia, lazy eye, or strabismus. Dr. Matzkin recommends that your child