Your doctor can check
for strabismus by looking at where light reflects off the pupils (the white dot
in the above pictures). The light normally reflects in the center of each
pupil. When the eye is turned, the light reflects off of one side or off the
bottom or top.
Three of the most common types of strabismus are
esotropia, exotropia, and hypertropia. In esotropia, one or both eyes turn
inward. In exotropia, one or both eyes turn outward. And in hypertropia, one
eye points more upward than the other.
March 14, 2011
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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