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If you have difficulty with blurred vision, have trouble focusing, experience poor depth perception, and notice that your eyes are not always aligned, you may have a condition known as strabismus. Strabismus occurs when the eye muscles do not work properly and the eyes are not in alignment with one another. This can be caused by the muscles themselves or by a neurological problem in which the eyes and brain do not communicate properly. If the problem is associated with the muscles, strabismus surgery may offer a permanent solution. If you're interested in learning more about strabismus surgery in Nebraska, read on.

Strabismus surgery is a short outpatient procedure. Each eye is controlled by six different muscles. A series of preoperative diagnostic tests will be performed to determine which muscles are causing your strabismus. The muscles may be too tight, too loose, or simply in the wrong place. During the surgical procedure, these muscles will be removed from the eye and repositioned. The eye is rotated so the surgeon can see the muscles, but it is not removed from the socket. A local anesthetic is used around the eye so that you will not be able to feel any pain from this procedure.

The muscles that are repositioned will be reattached on the eye with sutures. These sutures will dissolve over time and do not need to be removed. Adjustable sutures can also be used so that your surgeon can come back and fine tune the placement of the muscles in a second procedure. Your ophthalmologist can recommend the best procedure for your particular condition. As you're learning about strabismus surgery in Nebraska, it's important to note that this procedure is not always successful for correcting the patient's vision. In some cases, strabismus surgery provides striking cosmetic improvement, but does not improve blurriness.

This outpatient procedure can be done in a hospital or ambulatory surgery center. If your insurance gives you a choice of hospitals you may want to consider their rankings overall in the state. U.S. News ranked the top Nebraska hospitals. In order, these were Nebraska Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Alegent Health Lakeside Hospital, and Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center. Keep in mind that you will need to be driven home after your strabismus surgery. Choose a location that is convenient for this purpose. If you have a trusted surgeon, you should choose the hospital that he or she is licensed to practice at.

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Lind Eye Care
4107 7th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68845
Kearney Eye Institute, P.C.
1301 East H Street
McCook, NE 69001
Eye Physicians P.C.
304 N Street
Neligh, NE 68756
Midwest Eye Care
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68131

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