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Pediatric Hypertropia

What is hypertropia?

Hypertropia is a type of strabismus, also known as misalignment of the eyes. Hypertropia happens when either eye drifts or looks upward.

Infants' eyes usually align by the age of 2 to 3 months, even if the eyes seem to wander in newborns. Hypertropia that continues or develops after that age can cause:

  • "Lazy eye" (amblyopia): Inability of the eye to see well, in spite of optical correction
  • Loss of depth perception or 3-dimensional vision 

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    Ophthalmology

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