Strabismus in children: causes, treatment of strabismus
The causes of strabismus in the child
Strabismus in children may be hereditary or occur if the mother has had a severe pregnancy or childbirth. The cause of the disease can be diseases of the child's nervous system, childhood infectious diseases, as well as injuries.
Often, strabismus in a child is a symptom of other eye diseases, usually congenital. Often the cause of strabismus in children are also defects in the development of the muscular apparatus of the eyes.
Symptoms of strabismus in children
One or both of the eyes of a baby can deviate to the side, more often to the nose, or, as it were, "to swim". This phenomenon is common in infants, but by the age of 6 months it should disappear. It happens that parents take for strabismus a peculiar location and a cut of the eyes (for example, in children with a broad bridge of nose). Over time, the shape of the nose changes, and the imaginary strabismus disappears.
Treatment of strabismus in children
As soon as you notice that the baby is mowing an eye, immediately show it to the oculist. After all, a defect can lead to a sharp decrease in vision. If the strabismus is caused by some other disease, it will be necessary to eliminate this cause. If it is an independent disease (when one or more muscles are less developed than others), the question of its surgical treatment is being decided.
Probably, before the operation the child will be prescribed procedures that activate the metabolism in the muscles. If the operation is not needed, the baby is given training on special devices under the supervision of a doctor. And each time an individual treatment plan is selected.
Also keep in mind that to this day in many cases wearing glasses is an indispensable element strabismus treatment.