Home FAQ Eye Pediatric Ophthalmology What Causes Strabismus? What Causes Strabismus?

What Causes Strabismus?


Strabismus may be caused by unequal pulling of muscles on one side of the eye or a paralysis of the ocular muscles. Occasionally, when a farsighted child tries to focus to compensate for the farsightedness, he or she will develop accommodative strabismus. This condition usually appears before two years of age, and can occur as late as six.