The value of adult strabismus correction to the patient

J AAPOS. 2002 Jun;6(3):136-40. doi: 10.1067/mpa.2002.123430.


Objectives: To look at the value of adult strabismus correction to the patient, to consider what is known, and to define the challenges and opportunities for helping these patients.

Method: The benefits of adult strabismus correction leading to the establishment of binocularity, expansion of visual field, and improved psychosocial health are presented and supported by published studies.

Results: Adults with strabismus can benefit from its correction.

Conclusion: There is a tremendous need to educate the medical community and the lay public that adults with strabismus can be helped with restoration of their eyes to a position of alignment for normal function.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article
  • Portrait

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • History, 19th Century
  • Humans
  • Oculomotor Muscles / surgery
  • Ophthalmology / education
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Social Support
  • Strabismus / history
  • Strabismus / surgery*
  • Vision, Binocular / physiology
  • Visual Fields / physiology

Personal name as subject

  • Julia Dent Grant