Pseudoesotropia Workup

Updated: Mar 02, 2023
  • Author: Kalpana K Jatla, MD; Chief Editor: Donny W Suh, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACS  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. [5]

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