Strabismus is broadly classified in two groups; ones secondary to paralysis of eye muscles and others. If strabismus is not secondary to paralysis, sub-categories are congenital strabismus and others.
Early diagnosis is very important in the treatment of strabismus. If the first eye examination is delayed, esthetic issues in addition to permanent poor vision problems can develop in the children’s eyes.
In such cases of strabismus, treatment may vary depending on whether the palsy is permanent or not. Deviations occurring due to muscle palsy may result in lazy eye in children and in double vision in older patients and therefore must be treated.