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Treatment methods

Strabismus (squint) is a problem that affects adults as well as children.

Strabismus (squint) is a problem that affects adults as well as children. The basic symptom of this condition is not only asymmetrical eye positioning, but also lack of binocular, spatial or three-dimensional vision. This makes it impossible to carry out many precision tasks or professions, particularly where binocular vision is required.

In young children, treatment must start early. In some situations, all that is needed is to prescribe the right corrective glasses. Certain types of strabismus are subjected to orthoptic treatment, i.e. exercises applied at the clinic as well as at home. Complex cases or those unsuited to conservative treatment require surgery.

Adults who have developed strabismus suddenly usually experience double vision. Such cases require immediate surgery due to the serious difficulty caused by this symptom. Patients who have had a squint since childhood or who have been treated ineffectually require thorough preparation for the operation. It should be remembered, though, that almost every case at any age can be cured

How to prepare for a strabismus operation?

As the operation takes place under general anaesthetic, several important instructions should be remembered:

  • For 6 hours before the operation – do not eat or drink, to avoid choking
  • Patients who take medicines should take them at the usual time for 24 hours before the operation do not drink alcohol
  • Do not apply nail varnish or make-up
  • For 6 hours before the operation – do not smoke
  • Remove jewellery
  • You must ensure you have transport home with an accompanying person

Check-ups and convalescence

As the operation takes place under general anaesthetic, several important instructions should be remembered:

  • For 24 hours after the operation do not drink alcohol
  • For 24 hours after the operation do not make any important decisions
  • A doctor will check the condition of the eye the day after the operation
  • A week later – a second check-up by an ophthalmologist
  • The final effects of the operation will only be visible after 6-8 week

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Dr. Hab. Piotr Loba MD

Eye disease specialist, with many years of experience in treating strabismus in children and adults.…

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Agnieszka Rosa

Pedagog, ortoptysta, terapeuta zajęciowy, terapeuta integracji sensorycznej. Założycielka Orticus Centrum Terapii Widzenia i Rozwoju, w…

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