Squint surgery is a very common eye operation. It usually involves tightening or loosening one or more of the eye muscles which move the eye to change the eye position. These muscles are attached quite close to the front of the eye under the conjunctiva, the clear surface layer. The eye is never taken out of the socket during surgery. Self dissolving stitches (Absorbable) are used to attach the muscles in their new positions. The surgery is done on the outer surface of the eye ie, the conjunctiva and therefore leaves no visible scar to be seen.
Squint surgery is nearly always a day-care procedure, so you should be in and out of hospital on the same day. In children below 16 years of age, general anaesthesia is required and in adults, can be done under local anaesthesia. The eye appears reddish for 2 -3 weeks, for which drops are recommended. One is able to start regular activities from the next day of surgery. Some children may observe double vision as the brain adapts to the new muscle position, which gets fine in a week to 10 days.
Dr Rasheena Bansal, Paediatric Ophthalmologist at PEDIA VISION Children Eye Care offers latest eye treatment for common eye movement and alignment disorders in children such as squint and lazy eye, at the most reasonable cost. Latest techniques of squint surgery - recession resection, Muscle Plication, Adjustable muscle surgery, Muscle transplantation, Transposition and oblique muscle surgeries are done here. We also make sure that our patients receive the best of care through our ever-striving attitude towards excellence and high ethical standards.