What is esotropia?
Esotropia is another form of eye misalignment (strabismus) that causes one or both eyes to turn inward. This condition usually causes a crossed eyed appearance. This is most commonly seen in infants and young children but can affect adults as well. The two main types of esotropia include infantile and acquired. Infantile esotropia is usually present at birth or develops early on in a child's life. Acquired esotropia occurs later in life due to a medical condition, like untreated farsightedness, thyroid eye disease, and diabetes. If you suspect esotropia may be the cause of your vision problems, call Ticho Eye Associates today. We have offices in Chicago Ridge, IL, Tinley Park, IL, and Munster, IN.
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How is esotropia treated?
The first step in treating esotropia is to undergo a comprehensive eye exam at Ticho Eye Associates. Once we confirm your diagnosis, we can review all your therapy options. Treatment will vary for each individual and is dependent on the type of esotropia, severity, and the age of the patient. Our team usually recommends nonsurgical approaches first, such as glasses, patching, and BOTOX. If these treatments are unsuccessful or won't provide the improvement you need for your unique case, strabismus surgery may be used.
address esotropia effectively
Esotropia causes the eyes to turn inward, resulting in crossed eyes or lazy eye (amblyopia). This condition prevents individuals from focusing their eyes on a single object at the same time. In many cases, they are only able to view objects clearly with one eye at a time. This, in turn, can lead to long-term vision problems. To address esotropia, visit Ticho Eye Associates in Chicago Ridge, IL, Tinley Park, IL, or Munster, IN.