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2. Effects of strabismus on the brain

An unfocused or misaligned eye causes more problems than the difficulty focusing and vision impairment. The weak muscles of strabismus cause the brain to quit receiving input from the afflicted eye. Your brain will only be tracking input from the healthy eye, which can result in off-balance movement or depth perception issues in the body. As your brain stops receiving data from the unfocused eye, the neural pathways between the eye and the vision center of the brain begin to deteriorate or cease to form. In children, especially, with their developing minds, the result is poor vision in the affected eye as a result of lack of stimulus from the brain.

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