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Does my child with accommadative esotropia need treatment besides glasses?

Accommodative esotropia is a very common problem in children. The combination of farsightedness, crossing inward of one of the eyes, and amblyopia (reduced vision) is very typical of how the condition presents. Glasses alone will effectively treat the problem in many cases, and the child will maintain good to excellent depth perception (3D vision). Sometimes an eye patch is needed temporarily to treat the amblyopia. The condition portends no impact on learning, and such children should live a normal life, though requiring glasses to keep their eyes straight. Accommodative esotropia resolves in many cases around the end of the first decade of life.

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