Accommodative Esotropia

Accommodative esotropia is one type of strabismus in which the deviation of one eye occurs inwards relative to the other eye. It is most commonly found in young children. The common complaints are squint, children may rub their eyes frequently, and may present with headaches or diplopia. This condition is managed with bifocals and anticholinesterase miotic agents.

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Does my baby have squint eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, The query is regarding my 6.5 months old baby girl. She has been seen by two pediatric ophthalmologists. The first one examined her eyes using a Plusoptix vision screener and assured us that everything was normal based on the testing results. He assured us that there was no strabismus....  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to The amount of refractive error manifested depends on the cycloplegic medications used and the amount of time elapsed after using the medication. The gold standard for a 2 year old is Atropine ointment for three days followed by retinoscopy. So, if different medic...  Read Full »

Are glasses the only option for accommodative esotropia?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has accommodative esotropia. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you please elaborate what do you want to know about accomodative esotropia?  Read Full »

How to treat tilted eye presenting with errored vision?

Query: my left eye is tilted and also inactive, i have vision due to my right eye only, left eye has no vision and have a errored vision.  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi welcome to icliniq. You are having Esotropia (inward eye deviation) and also poor vision in 1 eye. So deviation of eye may be due to poor vision which may be due to refractive errror, media opacity like cataract or any retina some cases deviated eye is since birth and that can lead...  Read Full »

Why does my left eye seem to go inward?

Query: Hello doctor, I guess my husband has seen my left eye goes inward a lot and I can also notice it now. What could this be? I am worried about it.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your description, I can say that you are suffering from esotropia (an inward deviation of eyes). And from the fact that your husband had to notice it, tells me that you do not have any other problems like double vision. So you may be suffering from accommodative eso...  Read Full »

After removing the spectacles, the eyes look crossed. How to correct them?

Query: Hello doctor, My 1-1/2 year old daughter is diagnosed with accommodative esotropia (crossed eye) and is recommended to wear glasses. And she has been wearing them for a month now. But, when I remove the glasses, the eyes still look crossed. But, looks fine when she wears the glasses. Is there a s...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Accommodative esotropia is in a way good type of squint. Because, it is treated by wearing glasses. Good thing is that your daughter is diagnosed and treated early as late treatment may not be helpful. Just keep wearing glasses and it will improve over period of years...  Read Full »

Is there anything I can do about decompensated heterophoria?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had binocular, horizontal esotropia for two years now, worse on distant gaze. My ophthalmologist diagnosed it to be decompensated heterophoria. Is there anything I can do about it? I spend a lot of time writing and reading on my computer, could that make it worse?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Decompensated heterophoria, can result from a variety of decompensating factors. The most notable few are: Refractive error. Recent fever or stressful events like dieting or sleep deprivation. Refractive errors are easy to detect and correct. You can do a simple ...  Read Full »

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