Amblyopia, Strabismus Higher in Twin Children

Female sex, lower gestational age and lower birth weight were also significantly more common in this patient population.

Intermittent Exotropia More Common in Early-Onset Myopia

Researchers noted an incidence rate of 45.5/1000 children per year, while that for older kids was 6.6/1000.

Strabismus Surgery Can Improve Children’s Reading, Drawing Post-op

These findings should be considered when deliberating the indications for referral.

Pediatric Cataract Extraction Increases Risk of Strabismus Surgery

Children of younger age and female sex and those with a pre-existing binocular vision disorder were most susceptible.

Refractive Errors and Strabismus Top Causes of Headaches in Children

These, along with other more serious ocular conditions, are likely the culprit in about a quarter of cases.

Temporary Prism Therapy Effective in Acute Acquired Concomitant Esotropia

Stepwise reduction in power over time tended to promote positive outcomes, eliminating the condition within a year in 40% of patients in a new study.

Strabismus Patients Often Not Offered Surgical Intervention

Other reasons for failing to undergo correction include fear of complications and cost.

Children with Vision Impairment More Likely to Develop Depression, Anxiety

Early detection and treatment of strabismus improves overall health and decreases cost burden.

Eye Patching Affects QoL Less Than Parents Think

In addition, a recent study found that for children older than five, this metric correlates negatively with the angle of strabismus.

Strabismus Affects QOL, Even After Surgery

Those with the condition reported less satisfaction compared with visually normal children.

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