Strabismus (misaligned eyes) in adults is often the result of progressive, untreated or unsuccessfully treated strabismus from childhood. There are also many adults who develop strabismus as the result of an injury or disease, which then frequently leads to double vision.
In the past, most eye doctors thought that adults
with misaligned eyes could not be treated
successfully, or that treatment was
only cosmetic. Advances in the
management of misaligned eyes now
provide benefits to most adults as well as
children. Treating adults with strabismu
can improve depth perception, the way the
two eyes work together, and the field of
vision.Â Many patients report improved
self-esteem, communication skills,
job opportunities, reading and driving,
skills, job opportunities,
reading and driving.