Jackson Eye Associates serves a wide range of eye care needs for our patients. Whether you need a comprehensive eye examination, want iLasik, Botox® or need cataract surgery, our physicians and support staff are ready to give you the individualized care you deserve.

Muscular Disorders

The ophthalmologists at JEA are experienced in the treatment of muscular disorders like strabismus. Strabismus is a visual defect in which the eyes are misaligned and point in different directions. One eye may look straight ahead, while the other eye turns inward, outward, upward, or downward. This eye turn may be constant, or it may come and go.


Strabismus is a common condition among children, but it can occur later in life. The exact cause of strabismus is not fully understood. However, it is especially common among children with disorders that may affect the brain, such as:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Brain tumors
  • Prematurity

The vast majority of children with strabismus, however, have none of these problems. There are various surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, but early detection is the key to any successful treatment, so make an appointment for you or your child at the first sign of strabismus.