Binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) manifests in various ways, making it difficult to identify and diagnose. BVD affects visual function and causes symptoms that impact many facets of everyday life.
Worse, the symptoms are occasionally confused with those of other disorders, further complicating the search for a cure. To adequately diagnose and treat BVD, you need a specialized optometrist's advice.
BVD, or binocular vision dysfunction, is a misalignment of the left and right eyes. It results in an inability of your eyes to align in the same line of sight, straining the eye muscles and visual system. The strain is what leads to common symptoms experienced by individuals with BVD.
One of the challenges in diagnosing BVD is the variability of symptoms among individuals. Eye doctors must carefully assess the symptoms and conduct specific tests to diagnose the condition.
When your eyes are misaligned, the brain receives two significantly different images. To ensure proper vision, the brain receives similar images in many aspects. Eye misalignment can manifest in various forms, including:
Esotropia: In this type, the eyes tend to cross, either affecting one eye or both. It results in a crossed-eyed appearance.
Exotropia: This form involves the eyes diverging outwards. Unlike esotropia, it affects both eyes and can give the appearance of a lazy eye.
Hypertropia: Also known as strabismus, hypertropia causes vertical misalignment of the eyes. One eye is fixated, while the other has a significantly higher visual axis.
BVD usually occurs when your eyes are vertically misaligned, causing much strain on the optical system.
BVD disrupts the proper functioning of the visual system, causing a discrepancy in the optical signals transmitted to the brain. This mismatch and the strain placed on the eyes result in various symptoms associated with BVD. Here is a list of symptoms associated with BVD:
Blurred or shadowed vision
Perception of moving objects in the peripheral vision, even when they are stationary
Impaired depth perception
Sensitivity to light
Coordination and balance symptoms:
Difficulty with balance, coordination, or clumsiness
Head and eyestrain symptoms:
Fatigue or eyestrain
Near vision symptoms:
Tendency to close one eye when focusing on near objects, mainly when using a computer
Avoidance of tasks requiring near vision
Needing to use a finger or pointer to maintain place when reading
Repeatedly reading text to comprehend it fully
These symptoms collectively indicate the presence of BVD and the associated challenges individuals with this condition face.
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