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What is convergence insufficiency?

A patient with convergence insufficiency is unable to maintain the correct alignment of the eyes for near targets. The eyes do not move toward each other as they should. This can variably produce eyestrain, headache, fatigue, and double vision. Symptoms often seem to get worse with protracted near work.

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