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Squint Surgical treatment in Mumbai
Most patients, however, require surgical correction. Surgery is done under general anaesthesia in children and under local anaesthesia in adults.
The aim of the surgery is to tighten or loosen specific eye muscles required to realign the eyes. This is planned for both eyes simultaneously or on one at a time depending on the fitness for the procedure. Occasionally alignment is not achieved with the first surgery and additional surgery is needed.
The eye muscles are situated outside the eyeball and the procedure involves working on the white portion of the eyeball. The eyeball itself is not opened.
The principle of surgery is to weaken the stronger muscle and strengthen the weaker muscle. Either one or several muscles may be operated upon, depending on the type and severity of squint.
Eye is bandaged for one day after surgery.
After surgery, eye drops are prescribed and follow up visits advised.
The treatment does not stop with surgery. Glasses may have to be continued to maintain clarity of vision. Patching therapy may be needed to be continued for some time after the surgery.
With early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment, the prognosis with strabismus is excellent. Treatment before age 8-9 years and especially by 6 years of age gives the best results.