Strabismus is the medical terminology for turned or lazy eye. It can cause amblyopia (reduced vision) in a child and diplopia (double vision) in adults from long standing strabismus or following trauma, head injury or stroke. Occasionally double vision can also occur after cataract surgery.
Where possible, our orthoptist will advise about the most appropriate treatment or visual correction to reduce these symptoms which may involve prescribing glasses and/or performing in-clinic orthoptic treatment and home eye exercises.
Occlusion (patching) treatment is often used in children to improve the vision in a lazy(amblyopic) eye and to improve the control of a strabismus (turned) eye.