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Strabismus is a condition where the eyes do not point in the same direction. Learn about the different types, what causes it, and how it is treated.

Key points

  • Strabismus is a condition that causes your child's eyes to point in different directions.
  • There are several possible causes of strabismus, including weak eye muscles, heredity, cataract and nerve conditions.
  • Treatment may include a combination of patching, eye glasses, eye drops, eye exercises and surgery.
  • Surgery is only recommended if patching or eye glasses do not work.
Last updated: May 31st 2012