Accomodative Esotropia

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by jerseycat10, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. jerseycat10

    jerseycat10 Guest

    My daughter was recently diagnosed with accomodative esotropia, and
    has been prescribed glasses. This diagnosis has been confirmed via a
    second opinion visit to another doctor.

    Question is, for a moderate case of accomodative esotropia, how many
    years should the child be expected to wear glasses? Are there other
    treatments available? Why can't strabismus surgery be used to
    straighten the eyes? These are all questions I wanted to ask the 2
    docs, but they were both very pompous for some reason.
     
    jerseycat10, Jul 26, 2008
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  2. jerseycat10

    Dr Judy Guest

    Hard to say, as it varies tremendously from person to person. Could
    be until age 16-18, could be for the rest of her life

     Are there other
    Strab surgery is used when esotropia is caused by the eye muscles
    being out of position. In accommodative esotropia, the muscle are
    fine. Hyperopia is causing the esotropia and hyperopia is treated
    with glasses, not with surgery.

    See the link below for more details
    http://www.pedseye.com/strabismus_accommodative_esotropia.htm

    Dr Judy
     
    Dr Judy, Jul 26, 2008
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