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Medical Monday: Lazy Eye & Strabismus

(WXOW) – More than just a cosmetic concern, strabismus can create significant vision challenges if left untreated.

Commonly called “lazy eye” the condition describes when one or both eyes do not line up in the same direction. Gundersen Health System ophthalmologist Dr. David Nash said researchers still have a lot to learn about the condition. Some cases he said do correct themselves on their own. Others require treatment.

Early treatment is key to staving off long term effects that could include poor vision or even double vision. Treatment can be as simple as proper prescription glasses, ranging up to prism lens care and in some cases surgery.

For more, check out our Medical Monday conversation with Dr. Nash.

Dustin Luecke

Dustin Luecke anchors News 19 Daybreak weekday mornings.

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