Exotropia Treatment in Delhi

Exotropia is a common form of squint (a failure of the two eyes to maintain proper alignment). It's an outside deviation of the eyes that may occur while fixating distance near objects or both. Exotropia can begin at any age but it's more common in early child age between 1- 4 years of age. Exotropia is more common in Asia, in disparity to coincident squint or inward deviation of the eyes( esotropia) which is more common in the West.

Types of Exotropia

Infantile Exotropia
Infantile exotropia is also called Congenital exotropia. People with this condition have an apparent turning of the eye or eyes from birth or early childhood. 
Sensory Exotropia
Incorrect visibility in the eye causes it to turn outward and not work altogether with the straight eye. This type of exotropia can occur at any age.
Acquired Exotropia
This type of exotropia is the result of a disorder, trauma, or other health condition, particularly those that affect the brain. Such as stroke or Down disorder may increase your threat of this condition.
Intermittent Exotropia
This is the most common form of exotropia. It affects doubly as a lot of females as much as males.
Intermittent exotropia causes the eye to occasionally move outward, frequently when you’re tired, sick, daydreaming, or looking in the distance. Other times, the eye stays straight. This symptom may be caused infrequently, or it can take place in the end and become constant.

What are the symptoms of Exotropia?

Symptoms of exotropia may be aggravated by prolonged reading, office work, and computer use.
The most common symptoms of exotropia are
• Outside eye turn
• Blurred vision
Diplopia( double vision)
• Eyestrain
• Headaches
• Avoidance or incapability to concentrate while reading
• movement sickness

Treatment: Exotropia

The objective of treatment is to get the eyes to align as been as possible and get better vision. Treatments include
Spectacles: Spectacles that help correct near- or vision will help keep the eyes aligned.
Patching: People with exotropia tend to favor the aligned eye, so vision in the eye turned outward can weaken, outcome in amblyopia( lazy eye). To get better strength and vision in the misaligned eye, some consultants will recommend patching the “ good ” eye for over to several hours a day to encourage you to use the weaker eye.
Exercises: Your consultant may suggest a variety of eye exercises to get better focus.
In some cases, your optometrist may also recommend surgery to readjust eye muscles. The surgery is done under general anesthesia for a child and with local anesthetics for the adult. Occasionally the surgery has to be repeated.


A diagnosis is generally made build on family history and vision testing. An ophthalmologist or optometrist — consultant who specializes in eye issues is well equipped to diagnose this complaint. They’ll ask you about symptoms, family history, and other health conditions to help them make an opinion.
Your consultant will also conduct several vision tests. These can include
• reading letters from a Snellen chart if your child is old enough to read
• Wearing a series of lenses on the eyes to see how they refract light
• tests that look at how the eye's focal point 
• Use dilating eye drops to help widen the pupils of the eyes and allow a consultant  to examine their internal structure


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