What is Exotropia? Accommodative Esotropia? And what do I need to know?


Exotropia, the outward drifting of the eye, occurs in approximately 1% of the pediatric population and often develops between 6 months and 5 years of age. Exotropia is most noticeable if your child is tired or becomes inattentive. Treatment includes glasses, eye exercises, and surgery.

Accommodative Esotropia, the inward turning of the eye, is another type of strabismus that commonly occurs in children two years of age or older. This condition is most noticeable when your child looks at things close up. Treatment includes glasses, patching, and surgery. Alternate therapy options for this and Exotropia may be available and should be discussed with your doctor.

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