Frequently Asked Questions
What is Strabismus Surgery?
Strabismus Surgery is the surgical correction of the misaligned eyes. Misalignment of the eyes often causes the eyes to point in two different directions like inwards/outwards or upwards/downwards. Imbalanced nerve stimulation, muscle tension only on one side of the eye muscle can cause the misalignment of the eye.
What are the advantages of Strabismus Surgery?
Few of the advantages of Strabismus Surgery are:
- Treatment of double vision
- Better vision
- Symmetrical eyes
What are the indications of Strabismus Surgery?
Strabismus Surgery is indicated in the following conditions:
- Esotropia (the eyes converge inwards)
- Extropia (the eyes diverge outwards)
- Hypertropia (one eye turns upwards while the other eye is stable)
- Hypotropia (one eye turns downwards while the other eye is stable)
- Unilateral (only one eye is involved)
- Intermittent or constant (eyes converge or diverge under stress or being tired)
- Alternating eyes
Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Strabismus Surgery?
A certified and trained Opthalmology Surgeon or an Ophthalmologist who is well experienced in performing Strabismus Surgery can perform this surgery.
What is the cost of Strabismus Surgery?
Minimum cost for Strabismus Surgery in Mumbai starts from Rs.9000
Average expenses for Strabismus Surgery in Mumbai is approximately Rs.32000
Maximum amount to be paid for Strabismus Surgery in Mumbai rises up to Rs.1,22,000
Cost of Strabismus Surgery depends on factors such as:-
- Admission charges
- Consultation fee
- Patient age
- Type of hospital
- Patient consultation
- Post-surgical complications
Is Strabismus Surgery a major surgery or minor surgery?
Strabismus Surgery is major is a major surgery it involves incisions behind the eye to either lengthen or shorten eye muscles to treat the misalignment.
What are the risks and complications associated with Strabismus Surgery?
Few of the risks and complications associated with Strabismus Surgery are:
- The need for a revision surgery
- Permanent double vision
- Infection and swelling of the eyes
- Allergic reactions to anesthesia
- Blurred or disturbed vision
- Loss of vision (Rare)
How long does it take to complete Strabismus Surgery?
Strabismus Surgery may take around 30-90 minutes to complete.
What is the recovery time for Strabismus Surgery?
Individuals who undergo Strabismus Surgery may take 3-6 weeks to recover completely.
What is the success rate of Strabismus Surgery?
The success rate of Strabismus Surgery depends on the following factors:
- Patient age and medical condition
- Experience of the surgeon
- Type of surgery or procedure performed
However, the success rate of Strabismus Surgery maybe 60-80%
Is Strabismus Surgery Permanent?
Strabismus Surgery is a permanent surgery as it is performed to correct the misalignment of the eyes. However, In some rare cases, the patient may require revision surgery or medical therapy to treat the recurrence of the misalignment.
What are the long-term results of Strabismus Surgery?
Few of the long term results of Strabismus Surgery are:
- Improve the cosmetic appearance of eyes
- Improved visual function
- Decreased eyestrain and double vision
Can Strabismus Surgery be detected in the future?
Strabismus Surgery can be detected in the future by comparing the eye position before and after the surgery.
What are the options if Strabismus Surgery fails?
In case of a failed Strabismus Surgery, the doctor may suggest a revision surgery.
What are the alternatives for Strabismus Surgery?
Few of the alternatives of Strabismus Surgery are:
- Use of glasses
- Injections to eye muscle
- Eye exercises