Arizona Strabismus Surgery

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Strabismus surgery can be performed in order to correct the muscles to control the eye movement. Many people suffer from what looks like a wandering or lazy eye. The surgery is usually only performed when other non-invasive treatments tried but are unsuccessful. Strabismus is a condition where one or both eyes move involuntarily towards the side. There are two types of strabismus that include constant and intermittent types. Constant strabismus is where the wandering of the eye happens all of the time. The intermittent strabismus only happens during certain times of exhaustion or stress. Strabismus surgery in Arizona is typically performed in a surgical eye center such as Arizona Eye Center.

An eye doctor must diagnose the condition of Strabismus before surgery is performed on this condition. This is usually done by the doctor who will be performing the surgery. They will most often attempt different non-invasive approaches like wearing corrective glasses to improve vision. This can help the eye to focus. Some doctors consider patching the good eye to allow the wandering eye to strength the muscles. Sometimes medication is given to prevent the involuntary muscle movement in the eye temporarily and prevent movement. After these treatment options fail, the eye doctor usually recommends strabismus surgery. A person can learn more about strabismus surgery before the surgery is done.

Strabismus surgery in Arizona can also be done in a hospital by an ophthalmologist. This type of doctor is usually is trained and skilled in this type of surgery. The physician will usually give ways to help make the surgery more successful before the surgery. Sometimes eye movement exercises and other techniques have been shown to improve success rates in this type of surgery. General anesthesia is typically used on the patient in strabismus surgery in Arizona. This surgery involves either lengthening or shortening the muscle to control movement. A muscle may be clipped and then reattached with a shorter length.

When a person has strabismus surgery in Arizona, they usually wear a patch after the surgery is complete. This is done if adjustable sutures are used. The eye will be typically be tender and for a few days after the surgery. This should go away over a few days or sometimes even into weeks after the surgery. The white of the eye can sometimes become red and feel scratchy. Antibiotic or steroid drops are usually given in the eye in the form of drops after the surgery to help prevent infection and swelling. A couple follow up appointments will provide the best insight to whether the surgery worked and what the recovery time will be.

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