Treatments

Strabismus Surgery

Strabismus ( cross-eyes, squint) is the impairment in the parallelism of the optic axis of both eyes. It may be continuous or in some cases it may occur intermittently. It may occur constantly in one eye or sometimes in the right and sometimes in the left eye alternately (alternans). Crossing of the eye may be inward, outward, upward and oblique directions and it may also be latent or manifest.


Figure 1. Preoperative (left) and postoperative (right) appearance of a patient operated for infantile esotropia at our hospital.

The muscles responsible for eye movements are reached from a cut through the exterior part of the eye (conjunctiva), depending on the crossing rate and direction, and the eyes are made to look parallel to each other by operations that will increase and decrease the effective power of the muscle.


Figure 2. Preoperative (left) and postoperative (right) appearance of a patient operated for exotropia at our hospital.