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Can strabismus cause severe headache ? Non-surgical options ?

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I would like to know, first of all, whether strabismus can cause such severe headache?Secondly,Could you tell me of some non surgical solution?Finally, Will taking a lot of rest help me?
Please help me with my problems.
I would really appreciate an early reply.


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replied December 10th, 2007
Vision and Eye Disorders Answer A3443
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"Current medical status: My eyes have divergent squint(strabismus).I have already had 3 surgeries in my eyes.( 2 when I was 1 & 2 yrs.old and one when I was 13 yrs old).My problem is that I get such severe headache and eye pain that I can't even attend college.I cant read or write with this pain. The pain lasts from the moment I wake up in the morning to the moment I sleep, everyday. The quality of my sleep is poor. The regions of my head where I have the pain are the forehead and the surrounding regions.But when I work a little my entire head starts to pain.





Current medical treatment: At the moment,I am just taking painkillers(like paracetamol) for the headache, and no special treatment for the eyes."








Many eye disorders (including strabismus) can cause headaches. On the other hand, a headache can cause sleeping disorder (insomnia). If the reason for the cause of the headache is, indeed, strabismus it doesn’t seem likely that resting will help you.





Non-surgical methods for treating strabismus include: eye path, vision therapy or eyeglasses. But regardless of the treatment, you have to consult an ophthalmologist before you choose an option. This specialist will be able to help consult you more on the condition.














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