The following excerpt is from a blog piece which I guest-authored. It was originally published on the COVD Blog site in February, 2011.
Eye turns are a common problem affecting about 3% of the population.
Often, when patients with eye turns come to me, they are not aware of any non-surgical options to address their problem. Some of these patients have already had surgery, perhaps unsuccessfully, or they report that the surgery worked for a while, but “didn’t hold.” They’ve often been told in advance that they may need a second or third surgical procedure.
The problem with treating an eye turn (strabismus) with surgery alone is that strabismus is rarely a “muscle-only” problem. Especially after years of living with the eye turn, our highly adaptable brains come up with strategies for coping with information coming from two eyes which do not point in the same direction.
Please click the link below to view the full blog piece, along with the host of comments which follow!
In the interview here, Dr. Jill Schultz discusses the treatment and support of patients with strabismus. She also addresses the difference between a second opinion and a different opinion. Enjoy! http://vtworks.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/a-sit-down-with-dr-jill-schultz/