Strabismus

  • Alternative Names

    Crossed eyes; Esotropia; Exotropia; Hypotropia; Hypertropia; Squint; Walleye; Misalignment of the eyes; Comitant strabismus; Noncomitant strabismus


    Symptoms

    Symptoms of strabismus may be present all the time, or only when you are tired or sick.

    The eyes do not move together and may appear crossed at times.

    The other eye will appear turned out, up, or down from wherever the first eye is focused.

    Someone with strabismus may also have:

    • Depth perception loss
    • Double vision
    • Vision loss

    Signs and tests

    A physical examination will include a detailed examination of the eyes. Tests will be done to determine how much the eyes are out of alignment.

    Eye tests include:

    • Corneal light reflex
    • Cover/uncover test
    • Retinal exam
    • Standard ophthalmic exam
    • Visual acuity

    A brain and nervous system (neurological) examination will also be performed.