Strabismus: Symptom and Causes


Symptoms of strabismus may be present all the time, or may come and go. Symptoms can include:
  • Crossed eyes
  • Double vision
  • Eyes that do not align in the same direction
  • Uncoordinated eye movements (eyes do not move together)
  • Vision or depth perception loss


The causes of eye misalignment are various, and sometimes unknown.  Potential causes include high farsightedness, thyroid eye disease, cataract, eye injuries, myasthenia gravis, cranial nerve palsies, and in some patients it may be caused by brain or birth problems.

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