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
Learn more about our Ophthalmology program at Children's National.