The child has been diagnosed with strabismus. What is the plan of care to prevent complications of this condition?


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- Occlude the unaffected eye to strengthen the weaker eye.

- Begin nonsurgical intervention at the age of 10.

- Do surgery on both eyes to equalize them.

- Occlude both eyes at night.


To prevent complications of strabismus (cross-eyed or lazy-eye), the unaffected eye should be occluded in order to strengthen the weaker eye. Surgery may be necessary on the rectus muscles of the affected eye only if occlusion does not work. Nonsurgical intervention should happen prior to age six.


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