Pseudoesotropia Workup

Updated: Oct 14, 2015
  • Author: Kalpana K Jatla, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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A complete ocular examination is important since a patient may have true strabismus.

The corneal light reflex test, such as shining a flashlight in the patient's eyes from 3 meters away and examining the light reflex on the cornea, can be performed to differentiate pseudoesotropia and true esotropia.

With pseudoesotropia, light reflexes are aligned, while true esotropia has one corneal light reflex offset temporally.