What does strabismus surgery involve?
Strabismus surgery acts on one or more of the six extraocular muscles that surround the eyes and control their movement to correct the loss of parallelism between them or eye deviation. Thus, in order to restore correct gaze alignment, our specialist surgeons strengthen, weaken or reposition these muscles as appropriate in each case.
It is not cosmetic surgery, but it also has a functional goal, as it allows us to correct double vision, widens the visual field and restores binocular vision or stereopsis capacity (coordination to merge the images of both eyes and create a single three-dimensional image). Furthermore, solving strabismus also avoids a stiff neck and has an impact on better self-esteem and relationships, thus eliminating insecurities associated with eye deviation.
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There is a false myth that strabismus cannot be corrected in adults and, although it is a very common surgery in children, we can perform it at any age with highly effective results and a very positive impact on quality of life.