Poorly aligned eyes or strabismus is one of the leading causes of worldwide vision loss. Many individuals become societal outcasts and have difficulty getting married or finding a job. While excellent care is available in the United States and other industrialized nations, patients in developing countries frequently have no treatment available and have to suffer with a lifetime disability. It is estimated that two percent of the world’s population suffers from strabismus.
Esotropia is one form of strabismus which involves a crossed eye.
Exotropia involves outward drifting of the eye.
Eye muscle surgery is very effective in correcting many forms of strabismus. Many developing countries are in desperate need of trained strabismus surgeons