Study Deems Botox Safe Alternative to Surgery for Childhood Esotropia

The intervention may be preferable in patients with earlier onset of the partially accommodative form—2.5 years or younger—while older kids seemed to fare best with unilateral R&R.

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Strabismus in Adults Born Preterm

The more immature individuals were born, the higher their likelihood of developing the condition, usually within the first decade of life.

Lack of Subspecialists Limits Access to Strabismus Surgery

Study shows considerable variation in procedure volume—New York was highest and Mississippi lowest—that tracked with pediatric ophthalmology practitioner density per state.

Strabismus Risk Higher After Lower vs. Upper Blepharoplasty

While still a rare complication—occurring in 1.5% to 2% of surgeries—such cases were more likely to be diagnosed and require intervention within three years, study finds.

Amblyopia, Strabismus Higher in Twin Children

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

Adult Strabismus Has Profound QOL Effects

Self-perception and interaction may suffer as a result of this condition.

Tropicamide a Fine Alternative for Cycloplegic Refraction on Children

The drug was safe and effective for a non-strabismic population of three- to 16-year-olds regardless of refractive error status.

Strabismus Found to Have No Impact on Myopia Progression

The potential effect of corrective surgery on those with intermittent exotropia should be explored.

Strabismus Associated with Certain Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

In a new study, only children with facial abnormalities developed the vision condition at a prevalence rate of more than 25%.

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.

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