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Print this definitionNon-refractive Esotropia

Non-refractive Esotropia is where the inward eye turn exists but is not associated with a high degree of longsightedness. In these cases Vision Therapy would again be recommended to attempt to retrain the co-ordination of the eyes.

In some extreme cases of high degrees of eye turn that are not treatable by either spectacles nor Vision Therapy, then referral to a Paediatric Ophthalmologist may be indicated to assess suitability for corrective eye muscle surgery.

It is recommended that in these cases that post surgery Vision Therapy is conducted by a Behavioural Optometrist in order to teach the child how to reuse their ‘new' visual system.

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Behavioural Optometry
Covers all aspects of primary care optometry, where vision can affect performance; including developmental vision, visual efficiency problems that may be inhibiting accurate vision, visual processing problems that may be inhibiting ability to process visual information such as when reading. Behavioural Optometrists examine all ages of patients not only children. more