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Strabismus Treatment

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Strabismus treatment or strabismus surgery is a type of procedure used to treat crossed eyes or lazy eyes. Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes are not aligned properly, which can cause sight problems as well as self consciousness for the patient. Patients with strabismus may have one eye looking out or in, up or down but it’s not uncommon for both eyes to look in different directions. Some patients may also experience a degree of strabismus only in stressful situations or during periods of illness.

Strabismus has several causes and different causes means different types of treatment for the patients:

● Congenital strabismus – the patient is simply born with eyes which do not align properly
● Nervous system issues – the muscles of the eyes are controlled by the nervous system and in some cases it may work too little or too much, resulting in misalignment
● Other disorders or tumours – tumours can also influence or restrict the eye’s muscles, resulting in strabismus

If an adult suddenly gets strabismus it will lead to double vision, headaches and eyestrain. Sudden strabismus can also be a sign of a stroke and visiting a doctor as soon as possible is advised in all cases.

Strabismus Treatment Candidates

Strabismus treatment or strabismus surgery is recommended for patients with strabismus. The type of treatment or surgery necessary to treat this condition depends on the type of strabismus the patient suffers from, as well as the patient’s age. In certain cases surgical intervention is not necessary while in other cases it’s the only way to properly correct the misaligned eyes.

Am I Suitable for Strabismus Treatment?

Strabismus surgery is not recommended for the following groups of patients:

● Patients with previous ischemia
● Patients with a high risk of developing anterior segment ischemia
● Patients incompatible with the risks associated with anaesthesia
● Cases in which the condition is variable or unstable
● Patients suffering from other health problems including infections or tumours around the eyes region
● Patients must understand the risks associated with strabismus surgery and the possibility that further procedures may be required.

Preparing for Strabismus Treatment

A thorough eye examination is necessary before the strabismus surgery or strabismus treatment is set to begin. Patients must provide the eye doctor with any information available relating to the patient’s condition, including diagnosis, previous surgical procedures and preoperative measures. The doctor will perform his own tests and then formulate a surgical plan to treat the condition.

How is Strabismus Treatment Performed?

Local anaesthesia is usually used for strabismus surgery. The surgeon must take several factors into consideration before proceeding with the surgery, including the patient’s age, the location of the damaged muscles and the angle of strabismus. Several muscles may be operated on during one procedure. Strabismus surgery can be broken down into two main types of procedures: reducing surgery or intensifying surgery. This means that the muscles that control the eye are either strengthened or weakened in order to achieve the desired result. Strabismus surgery lasts only a few hours and patients usually leave the hospital on the same day.

Strabismus Treatment Summary

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Overnight stay is not required

Duration of Operation

2 hours

Number of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Strabismus Treatment Recovery

Patients can expect redness and soreness during the strabismus surgery recovery period. A cover will need to be placed on the eyes, in order to prevent any light from entering – the cover helps reduce post-op discomfort as any stimulus during the recovery period can cause pain. Patients can usually return to work and normal activities within a few days.

Strabismus Treatment Risks and Complications

Risks and complications associated with strabismus surgery include one or more of the following:

● Strabismus revision surgery
● Anterior segment ischemia
● Globe perforation
● Vortex vein bleeding
● Loss of vision
● Restriction of eye movement
● Eyelid abnormalities

Strabismus Treatment Side Effects

Strabismus surgery side effects include:

● Pain
● Discomfort when rolling the eyes or when a light source is present
● Soreness
● Redness
● Vomiting

Strabismus Treatment Success Rates

The average strabismus surgery success rate is between 30 and 80%, depending on the desired result. If a cosmetic improvement is desired, the success rate is 80%, if improved vision is desired, the success rate is closer to 50%.

Before and After Strabismus Treatment

Some patients may still have some degree of misalignment after strabismus surgery.

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Ankara, Turkey
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Dunyagoz Antalya

Antalya, Turkey
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Strabismus Treatment Cost

Average Strabismus Treatment costs are € 2,171, based on Strabismus Treatment prices from 17 clinics. Cheapest Strabismus Treatment cost is € 700 where Strabismus Treatment prices can go up to € 2,700.

Strabismus Treatment prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Strabismus Treatment in Turkey is a popular option where Strabismus Treatment costs as low as € 700.

Please note that the Strabismus Treatment prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Strabismus Treatment procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Strabismus Treatment procedures. To receive a personalized Strabismus Treatment quote, please click HERE.

Strabismus Treatment FAQ

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Are there any alternatives to strabismus surgery?

Botox injections can help treat strabismus, but the results are not permanent.

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How soon can I wear glasses or contact lenses after strabismus surgery?

You can wear glasses immediately but you should wait at least 2 weeks before wearing contacts.

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What is the strabismus surgery revision rate?

Around 30% of patients will have to undergo strabismus surgery revision.