The condition in children where the eyes are misaligned is called childhood strabismus. Different types of this condition exist. The most common among children is esotropia (inward deviation of one or both eyes). The less common type is called exotropia (outward deviation of one or both eyes). The rarest is a vertical misalignment wherein the one of the eyes is deviated upward (hypertropia) or downward (hypotropia). The deviation may be present intermittently or constantly. Treatment options depend upon the type of deviation and may include glasses, prism, and or surgery.
MD, DPBO, FPAO, FPCS
Dr. Barbara Roque is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology, adult strabismus, and ophthalmic genetics. Her private practice began in 2006, after her post-graduate fellowship training at The Children’s Hospital in Westmead, University of Sydney System, Australia. Her patients are mostly children with ocular disease, refractive errors, cataracts, and eye misalignment.