Pseudoexotropia Follow-up

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Barbara L Roque, MD, DPBO, FPAO; Chief Editor: Donny W Suh, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACS  more...
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Further Outpatient Care

A retrospective review of 65 patients initially diagnosed with pseudostrabismus showed that 12% developed true strabismus after a mean follow-up of 25 months. [3] Therefore, a patient with pseudoexotropia should be observed on a regular basis to ensure no subsequent development of true strabismus. [6]


Patient Education

Parents of a child with pseudostrabismus should be reassured that the alignment of their child's eyes is straight (orthotropic). However, follow-up care should be continued because pseudoexotropia can hide a true strabismus. [6, 3]