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    1-2 hours
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    Local or General
  • Overnight stay
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  • Recovery Time
    Few days

Strabismus Treatment

Since strabismus is caused by many reasons, the treatment also differs from person to person. Strabismus is an eye problem that can be treated at any age.

What are the symptoms of Strabismus?

As in all diseases, early diagnosis is very important in strabismus. Therefore, routine eye checks of babies and children should not be interrupted and their behavior should be observed. In infants and children, strabismus may initially show symptoms by turning the neck in a different direction while looking in a different direction. In addition, watering in the eyes, pain, double vision, headache, loss of parallelism in the eyes, blurred vision and loss of three-dimensional vision can occur, many of these symptoms can only be understood during the doctor's examination.

Causes of Strabismus

Strabismus can have many different causes and can vary from person to person. Troubled pregnancy, premature birth, staying in an incubator, neurological disorders, febrile diseases, head trauma, accidents, falls, surgeries, refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism), lazy eye, diabetes and hypertension can be observed as well as hereditary. If there is a strabismus in the family, the probability of having strabismus is high.

Diagnosis and Examination in Strabismus

As in all diseases, early diagnosis is very important in strabismus. If eye examinations are delayed or ignored, especially in infants and children, not only aesthetic problems but also vision problems will arise if they are delayed. However, strabismus is a treatable disease at any age, and with these treatments, lazy eye can be prevented and 3D vision can be achieved.

Strabismus and Treatment Methods

Strabismus is encountered in 4 out of every 100 newborn children and is a condition where the parallel position of the eyes is impaired. It is a curable disease. While the symptoms can be obvious, they can also be confused with other disorders, so early diagnosis is very important. The causes may differ from person to person, so the treatment also varies from person to person.

Strabismus, also known as strabismus among the people, is the loss of the parallelism of the eyes with each other. These shifts can be continuous, intermittent, or latent. There are 6 muscles in our eyes that provide the up-down, right-left and circular movements of our pupil. Strabismus occurs when one or more of them weakens. Sometimes it can be seen in one eye and sometimes in both eyes.

Treatment with Glasses

Some types of strabismus occur due to refractive errors. When the patient starts to use glasses, strabismus heals. Glasses are sufficient for this type of strabismus.


This treatment method can be done if the patient has laziness in his eyes. The healthy eye is patched at regular intervals, allowing the lazy eye to work.

Orthoptic Treatment (CAM)

This treatment consists of computer-assisted exercises applied to both eyes to regain the ability to see and the sense of depth and is a kind of physical therapy. This treatment can treat strabismus, as well as making the patient more comfortable and successful while driving a car, playing sports that need to adjust distance and time, such as football and table tennis.


In cases that do not improve with glasses and exercise programs, surgery is applied to patients with congenital strabismus. With this treatment, it is done by increasing the strength of some of the 6 muscles in our eyes, reducing some of them or changing the effect points of some. Although early treatment is preferred in strabismus, treatment is possible in adulthood as well. The operation is preferably performed under general anesthesia. After the operation, the eye is not closed, there is no pain, only the patient may have a slight stinging sensation. Patients can return to their daily lives 6-7 days after the surgery. Redness in the eyes lasts about 3-4 weeks, decreases with the use of drops.