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Genetic Diseases of the Eye Cases and Concept

Genetic disorders constitute a small yet challenging proportion of patients taken care of by pediatric ophthalmologist. In recent years, the underlying

cause of many of these disorders, especially the retinal dystrophies and the systemic disorders associated with them have been elucidated

and therapies are emerging.

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How is strabismus treated?

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The goal of strabismus treatment is to improve eye alignment which allows for better work together (binocular vision). Treatment may involve eye glasses, eye exercises, prism, and/ or eye muscle surgery. Problems associated with strabismus (including amblyopia, ptosis, and cataract) are usually treated prior to eye muscle surgery.

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