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About Strabismus Surgery in North Dakota

Strabismus surgery is a procedure that is used to correct a misalignment of the eyes. There are many different causes of this condition, and therefore different surgical procedures might need to be done to correct the issue and achieve the desired result. Typically, patients with strabismus have one of two problems. Their ocular muscles are either too strong or too weak, resulting in the eye turning inward or outward, or some other type of misalignment. This condition is usually most common in childhood but it can develop in adulthood for some patients. Finding relief means learning about strabismus surgery in North Dakota and what your options are.

There are two basic variation of strabismus surgery. The main procedure involves what is known as recession and resection techniques. If the muscles are too strong, the affected muscle is detached and moved back on the eye to balance the strength and give the weaker muscle more leverage. This corrects the misalignment and allows the eyes to function better. If the muscle is too weak, one of the stronger muscles will be moved back to allow the weaker muscle to have more strength in its hold on the eye, again balancing out the alignment and muscle strength around the eye.

The variation on this main procedure is designed for adults who might need corrective help over time. The surgery is done the same way, but instead of permanently reattaching the muscles, adjustable sutures are used. This makes it easy to watch progress over time and make adjustments to the eye muscles so that people can achieve better results with their surgery. Strabismus surgery in North Dakota costs between $3000 and $5000, depending on which surgeon does the procedure, where you have it done, and how much work needs to be performed to get the eyes aligned properly.

Children under 10 who have strabismus surgery will typically require 1-2 additional procedures as they grow because the eyes continue to change with age. Therefore, if you have surgery done on a child, you should talk to the doctor about the expected outcome and the future need for eye surgery so that you are prepared. Recovery from this procedure generally takes a few days, with redness going away in 2-3 weeks after the procedure. Typically, more permanent results will not be able to be measured for 4-6 weeks after the surgery, but most people see an effective change with strabismus surgery in North Dakota.

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