Latest Exotropia Stories

2010-04-07 09:10:00

Intermittent exotropia, a condition in which the eyes turn outward while looking at an object, occurs in about 1% of American children and is less common than esotropia, where the eyes turn inward. In an article published in the March 2010 issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, researchers from the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN, followed 135 patients with intermittent exotropia over a 20-year period and found that slightly more than 90% of these children became...

2009-06-15 09:52:54

Children, especially boys, diagnosed with a condition that causes the eye to occasionally turn outward -- away from the nose -- appear to be more likely to develop mental illness by young adulthood than children without a similar eye condition, according to a new study. Researchers said approximately 1 percent of developmentally healthy children experience intermittent exotropia, and given its prevalence among Asian population, worldwide, it may be the most common form of strabismus -- when...

2008-11-27 21:44:12

Children with misaligned eyes have a higher risk of later developing mental illness, U.S.doctors say. The Mayo Clinic study, published in Pediatrics, finds children whose eyes deviated outward had a three times increased risk over children with normal eye alignment of developing mental illness by early adulthood. However, those children whose eyes deviated inwardly did not have any greater risk of developing mental illness than children with normal alignment. The Rochester, Minn.,...

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