Op. Dr. Mehmet Bülent Doğu stated that strabismus is generally seen in childhood.
“Strabismus can be described as looking from one direction to another. Strabismus has varieties such as outward, forward, upward or cross-shifting,” said Dr. East said:
“Congenital eye disorder, defective eyes or lazy eye are the causes of strabismus. Low eyelid and congenital cataracts are the other causes of deviation. There are treatment methods such as eyeglasses we use to correct the eye disorder and the techniques we call eye closure. If these treatments do not give results, it is a good solution in surgery. Strabismus surgeries are successful surgeries. Surgery should be applied when necessary. “
‘Cross-eye is seen in 87 out of every 100 thousand births’
Stating that botox treatment is applied for the eye muscle in cases where there are too many deviations, Op. Dr. Mehmet Bülent Doğu used the following statements:
- Strabismus may have a genetic predisposition. In cases where there is eye disorder and crossing in the family, the risk of being in the child increases. In such cases, the sensitivity of families is very important.
- If the family suspects that their child has crossed eyes, they should definitely take it to an ophthalmologist. We get very good results in early treatments. Eye cross is seen in 87 out of every 100 thousand births. In general, crossing in together with hypermetropic disorders, and crossing out together with myobic eye disorders are more common. It occurs due to congenital muscle and nerve development disorders. “
‘After the sixth month, an eye check must be done’
Stating that every detected strabismus must be under the control of a doctor, Mehmet Bülent Doğu, “Strabismus generally requires treatment. There are some misconceptions that strabismus will be temporary. After the child reaches school age, surgery is not an option, and the treatment of amblyopia caused by crossing is very difficult. must be done “warned.
‘Strabismus increased during pandemic period’
Noting that children spend a lot of time on phones and tablet computers with the changing lifestyle during the coronavirus period, Doğu continued his words as follows:
“This situation led to an increase in cross-eye in children despite the absence of any genetic predisposition or an eye disorder. Because the eye muscles were overly tired. The connection between the brain and nervous system of the eye muscles that were exhausted was weakened. It is very difficult to treat these types of shifts. Eye closure or eyeglass treatments as we are familiar do not work. Keep your children away from tablets and phones as much as you can. Give your children less technological equipment outside of the online class. “