What is strabismus surgery?
Strabismus is a condition that makes the eyes misalign and causes them to appear cross-eyed. To address this issue, strabismus surgery adjusts the eye muscles that impact the alignment of your eyes. During your surgery, we tighten or loosen the muscles so your eyes move more naturally and decrease vision impairments. If your eyes are misaligned, you may have binocular vision dysfunction, affecting how they focus on objects and interpret messages. This condition can cause uncomfortable symptoms, like double vision, depth perception problems, or irreversible vision loss. Our expert group at Bentz Eye Center has experience performing strabismus surgery to help you live more comfortably. Please call our West Palm Beach, FL eye care center to learn more about this innovative treatment option.
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How is strabismus surgery performed?
As an outpatient procedure, we can perform strabismus surgery in 1 – 2 hours, and generally, most patients need both eyes treated. We start by providing general anesthesia or conscious sedation. Once we have ensured your comfort, our team makes a small incision to reach your eye’s muscles. If the muscle is too tight, we can cut and place it in a different area, then sew the tissue in position. For muscles that are too loose, our ophthalmologist will shorten the tissue so it remains tight while in place. At Bentz Eye Center, the team uses an adjustable suture technique to make a temporary knot, which allows them to make minor adjustments when you’re awake. Following your procedure, you will experience some discomfort for 1 – 2 weeks, and you will need to attend follow-up appointments.
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Strabismus surgery: Learn more
Strabismus surgery has improved the lives of many patients, which has led to enhanced vision. To discover the benefits of this advanced treatment option, please call Bentz Eye Center in West Palm Beach, FL to receive additional information. Our board-certified ophthalmologists can help answer any questions you have, and our location is convenient for many patients in Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington, FL.