Strabismus Surgery in Philadelphia, PA

Strabismus is a condition in which one or both of the eyes are misaligned, creating a cross-eyed look. Strabismus is caused by an issue with the muscles that control eye movement that causes them to not work together as they should. Because their brains cannot process two separate images at once, children with strabismus often learn to block out one of them, leading to long-term problems (like double vision or even permanent vision loss) in the "weaker" eye. The goal of pediatric strabismus surgery at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center is to adjust these muscles to allow the eyes to move in unison, resulting in clearer vision and a more aligned appearance. Our ophthalmologists have a wealth of experience performing strabismus surgery and are equipped to handle complex cases. If your child has been diagnosed with strabismus, or if you've noticed that their eyes don't seem to align properly, we encourage you to reach out to our Philadelphia, PA eye surgery center to learn how strabismus surgery could help.

Strabismus surgery is performed at our facility in Philadelphia, PA and can usually be completed in 1 – 2 hours. For children, we often use general anesthesia to sedate them before the procedure. Once they're prepared, we'll make a tiny incision in the eye to give our ophthalmologists access to the muscles that control its movement. Depending on the details of your child's condition, we'll either reposition or shorten the muscle to allow the eye to move as it should. The muscles will be held in place with small sutures that will dissolve over the next few weeks. Your child's eye(s) may appear red for 1 – 2 weeks after their strabismus surgery, but this should clear up. The treated eye will be covered with a patch, and we will prescribe eye drops to help it heal and relieve any itching or soreness.

Misaligned eyes can create cosmetic and health issues, affecting your child's self-esteem and their ability to see clearly in their day-to-day life. At Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center, our team has experience working with children to help them feel comfortable and confident during their treatment. Strabismus surgery can offer a variety of benefits, including:

  • Can prevent vision problems later in life
  • Surgery has a high success rate
  • Offers a solution for double vision, "lazy eye," or amblyopia
  • Improves peripheral vision and depth perception
  • Enhances self-image for those with noticeable strabismus

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Strabismus surgery has helped countless patients experience better vision, an enhanced appearance, and an overall improved quality of life. To learn more about how strabismus surgery works or how it might help your child, schedule a consultation and eye test at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center in Philadelphia, PA. Our ophthalmologists are committed to helping our patients enjoy the benefits of better sight.

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