Did You Know?
Alternating esotropia and accommodative esotropia is not the same thing. Esotropia means cross-eyed, a condition in which one or both of the eyes turn toward the nose. Alternating esotropia means that sometimes the right eye is straight while the left eye is deviated toward the nose, and at other times the left eye is straight while the right eye is deviated toward the nose. Accommodative esotropia means that both eyes turn toward the nose when a person attempts to focus the eyes on an object that is near to the face.
This article reprinted with permission from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeSmartTM campaign (www.geteyesmart.org).