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Convergence Insufficiency Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What Is Convergence Insufficiency?

Convergence insufficiency or convergence disorder is a sensory and neuromuscular anomaly of the binocular vision system.

It is characterized by a reduced ability of the eyes to turn towards each other, or sustain convergence.

Causes Of Convergence Insufficiency:

The exact cause of convergence insufficiency is unknown.

However, it is known to result from misalignment of the eyes when focusing on nearby objects.

Symptoms Of Convergence Insufficiency:

Some common symptoms include:

  • Double vision
  • Eye strain
  • Transient blurred vision
  • Abnormal fatigue
  • Headaches
  • abnormal postural adaptation
  • difficulty sustaining near-visual function
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Squinting or closing one eye

Diagnosis Of Convergence Insufficiency:

In order to diagnose convergence insufficiency, the eye doctor may do the following:

  • Take a medical history.
  • Test your eyes’ ability to focus.
  1. Asking one to focus on a small object while it’s slowly moved toward them
  2. Asking one to read an eye chart through a prism lens.
  • Perform a routine eye exam

Treatment Of Convergence Insufficiency:

The following treatment options are available:

  • Pencil pushups
  • Office or home-based vision therapy
  • Combined therapy
  • Reading glasses
  • Continued observation
  • Surgery

By : Natural Health News

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