Who is at risk

Approximately one in twenty adults suffer from a misalignment of the eyes. Higher risk groups may include those who:

  • Have undergone eye surgery to realign their eyes in childhood
  • Suffer from circulatory conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Have suffered a trauma to the head, which may be caused by a fall or road traffic accident
  • On rare occasions strabismus can be caused by direct pressure on the nerves due to a tumour.

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