What are the special forms of strabismus?
Strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes. This phenomenon can cause double vision, lazy eye, crossed eyes, and permanent vision loss. There are several types of strabismus, including exotropia, esotropia, hypertropia, and hypotropia. There are also rare forms of ocular misalignment known as Duane syndrome or Duane retraction syndrome (DRS) and Brown syndrome. Both of these conditions affect the normal movement of the eyes and are more common in female patients than males. Our board-certified ophthalmologists at Ticho Eye Associates are expertly versed in these rare cases of strabismus. To schedule an exam, call our office in Chicago Ridge, IL, Tinley Park, IL, or Munster, IN. We are here to provide the answers you've been searching for.
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How are special forms of strabismus treated?
Depending on your special form of strabismus, underlying health, and age, different therapies may be used. With Duane syndrome, the eye muscles are not the only issue as this disease also impacts the nerves. While muscle surgery can provide significant improvement, unfortunately, it cannot fix the abnormal problem of the nerves. For Brown syndrome, corticosteroid injections and other anti-inflammatory medications may be an option. Our team at Ticho Eye Associates will typically use a multimodality approach to create a customized, patient-focused treatment plan.
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Rare forms of strabismus, such as Duane syndrome and Brown syndrome, can be difficult to diagnose. However, our team of board-certified ophthalmologists is highly trained and experienced in these special forms of strabismus. Reach out to Ticho Eye Associates in Chicago Ridge, IL, Tinley Park, IL, or Munster, IN to learn more. Our talented team is here to serve you and your loved ones with quality, family-centered eye care.
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