What should I know about my Squint surgery?

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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 to 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 the hospital on the same day. In children below 16 years of age, general anesthesia is required and in adults, can be done under local anesthesia. The eye appears reddish for 2 -3 weeks, for which drops are recommended. One can 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 the latest eye treatment for common eye movement and alignment disorders in children such as squint and lazy eye, at the most reasonable cost. The 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.