CORRECTIVE MUSCLE SURGERY
At Florida Eye Specialists & Cataract Institute, we perform a wide number of corrective surgical procedures to correct vision problems such as Strabismus and Nystagmus, after non-surgical procedures have been explored. For corrective muscle surgery, our highly-trained and skilled eye surgeons use the latest techniques and technologies.
Strabismus, commonly known cross-eyed or wall-eyed, is when both eyes can’t align simultaneously under normal conditions. One or both of the eyes may turn in, out, up or down. It is estimated that as many as 5 percent of all children have some type or degree of strabismus, which does not go away on its own. Strabismus in adults is also treatable.
Nystagmus is another correctable vision condition in which the eyes make involuntary and repetitive movements. Since both eyes are unable to hold steady on objects, visual acuity and depth perception are reduced.
When operating correctly, the eye muscles control proper vision alignment. But certain vision conditions need corrective muscle surgery.
Since Strabismus and other misalignment issues of the eyes often begin early in childhood, surgery is typically recommended for children. If left untreated, many people with vision alignment problems will begin to experience double vision or lose their normal binocular vision (the way that the brain incorporates the two slightly varied images it receives from the eyes to create the one three-dimensional image that we see of our surroundings).