Strabismus Package

Strabismus is a visual problem in which the eyes are not aligned properly and point in different directions. It is one of the most common eye problems in children. In this eye disorder, one or both eyes may deviate inward, outward, upward, or downward. It is likely to exist more than one of these eye movement disorders at the same time in a child. The other name of this disease is "Squint “or " crossed eyes".

At what age does strabismus usually develop
  • From birth to 6 years of age
Treatment Method
  • Strabismus treatment for children is performed on the basis of the following criteria:
    •    The child's age, general health and medical history
    •    The child's tolerance for specific treatments
    •    The cause of strabismus
    •    The type of strabismus and its severity
    Note: Treatment may include one or more of the following:
    •    Eye glasses or prism glasses
    •    Eye drops
    •    Eye exercises
    •    Using the eye patching on one or both eyes alternately; (If the patient suffers from lazy eye too, this method helps to correct it too.)
    •    Surgery: If the ophthalmologist diagnoses that other treatments are not successful, surgery will be the safest and most effective treatment for strabismus.


Postoperative Care
    •    Monitoring must continue until you have recovered from the effects of anesthesia.
    •    Rest at home for at least 2 days.
    •    Avoid activities in which the eye may be poked, rubbed or touched.
    •    Take the pain relief medications that your ophthalmologist has prescribed.
    •    Avoid swimming for at least two weeks.


Surgery Costs
$ 1700 (three/four muscle surgery)
Common Symptoms
  1. The most important sign of strabismus is deviation of one or both of the eyes to the inside, outside, up or down.
  2. Both eyes cannot be focused at the same object.
  3. Squinting or closing one eye in bright light
  4. Tilting or turning the head to look at an object
Who Are NOT Good Candidates for Strabismus Surgery
In adults, strabismus surgery may be difficult to perform.
Preoperative Preparation
  1. You should undergo a thorough clinical examination.
  2. Wash your eyes and eyelids.
  3. Avoid eating and drinking for 8 hours before surgery.
Surgical Equipment
This surgery is performed under general or local anesthesia using the most advanced surgical equipment in the operating rooms of Noor Subspecialty Eye Hospital.
Duration of Your Stay in Iran

Up to 3 days after surgery

 

* Additional information

The cost of this surgery is different for adults.


Azadeh Farahi, MD.

Sepideh Tavakolizadeh, MD.

Reza Erfanian Salim, MD.

Masoud Aghsaei Fard, MD.