When Dr. Bernard Dib was medical student, he was struck by the impact that Dr. David Hunter had on patients who visited him for strabismus (crossed eye) surgery.
“I saw people from all over the world thanking him for changing their lives,” Dib says, who rotated electively into Hunter’s clinic as part of his medical school program. “Adults would say that they had a crossed eye for years and their doctors hadn’t ever said that surgery was an option for them.”
Hunter, who is ophthalmologist-in-chief at Boston Children’s Hospital, is not only an expert at performing surgery to correct crossed eyes in children but also in adults. …Read More
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, about 4 percent of children have some form of strabismus (crossed eye). In infants, the most common type of crossed eye is known as esotropia, which is when the eye or eyes turn inward.
Although it can sometimes be as simple as prescribing glasses to correct the eye’s alignment, it’s important to seek expert care early.
Early intervention can:
rule out any potentially serious underlying disease
identify appropriate treatment to quickly correct the crossed eye and
prevent lingering long-term effects.
Boston Children’s Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, David Hunter, MD, PhD, offers advice to pediatricians on what to do when a patient suddenly develops esotropia. …Read More