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Strabismus Treatment Information
We treat strabismus in children and adults. Options include:
- Non-surgical methods. Certain types of strabismus respond to treatment with eyeglasses, prisms, Botox or vision exercises. These techniques generally work only if the strabismus is mild. However, glasses, prisms and eye exercises can also be helpful in fine-tuning results after surgery.
- Surgery. We perform outpatient surgery to tighten or loosen some of the six muscles that surround the eye. We base the adjustments on precise measurements of the strabismus. To reach the muscles, we make a small cut in the clear layer of tissue that covers the white part of the eye. We do not cut your skin. We move the position of the muscle attachments or cut away small sections of tissue to achieve the proper tension. At times, we use an adjustable suture that lets us make small changes later. Adults usually receive local anesthesia and can go home the day of surgery. Children require general anesthesia. Most people can return to normal activities within a few days.
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Strabismus Support Services
These websites provide more information about strabismus:
A Sampling of Strabismus Support Services
American Academy for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
This professional medical society answers common questions about strabismus in children and adults.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute
As part of the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Glick Eye Institute offers patient fact sheets on strabismus and many other common conditions.
This patient-friendly site from the American Academy of Ophthalmology helps you to understand the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of strabismus.
Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
This institute enables you to search for Indiana clinical research studies in which you or your child might be able to participate.