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Discomfort following eye muscle surgery is typically not severe. More commonly, patients report experiencing a dull headache, soreness, swelling, a pulling sensation with movement of the eyes and/or a sensation of foreign material in the eye. Although over-the-counter pain medication is often adequate for pain relief, stronger medications are sometimes prescribed. Our surgeons recommend limited [...]
Like all surgical procedures, eye muscle surgery does carry some risk; however, the most common risks are residual misalignment of the eyes and double vision. Despite our best efforts, careful measurements and use of adjustable sutures, occasionally, eye muscle surgery is only partially successful or a change in the alignment occurs after several years following [...]
Most individuals have complete or significant improvement in eye alignment with one surgery. The national success rate for eye muscle surgery is 80%; however, at the Colorado Center for Eye Alignment, because of our commitment to research and evaluation of our prior surgical cases, we have found that our average success rate is above that [...]
Eye muscle surgery is performed as an out patient procedure although; the need for hospitalization could arise depending on each individual?s general health. In most cases, adult patients return home after several hours in the out patient recovery unit. We perform surgery at the following locations: Midtown Surgical Center, SkyRidge Surgical Center and Presbyterian St. [...]
An adjustable suture is a type of slip-knot that is used to hold a muscle in place; however, this special suture allows the surgeon to re-adjust the position of the eye after the surgery is completed and the patient has had the opportunity to wake-up from anesthesia. At that time, if the eyes are not [...]
Eye muscle surgery is just as it sounds: surgery on the muscles of the eye. There are six muscles attached to each eye. It is a "cut and sew" procedure, lasers are not used for this type of surgery. Generally speaking, each muscle that is being worked on must either be weakened (moved back on [...]
All forms of eye misalignment are typically seen by insurance companies as medical, especially when coupled with eye strain or double vision. Eye alignment surgery is performed in adults for a multitude of reasons. Examples include: relief of double vision and restoration of depth perception. Even eye muscle surgery for the improvement in the appearance [...]
I have already had one (or more than one) eye muscle surgery when I was a child. Is additional surgery an option?
Although you may have had eye muscle surgery in childhood, adolescence or even adulthood, you could still have a successful surgical procedure at this time. There have been advancements in the field of strabismus surgery. Specifically, adjustable sutures can improve the chance for a successful outcome.
Absolutely! As an adult with eye misalignment you may have been told by a physician or friend that nothing can be done to re-align the eyes. This is simply not true. Eye muscle surgery is safe, effective and highly successful and it is never too late to make a decision for surgical correction. In some [...]
Why didn’t my primary care physician, ophthalmologist or optometrist tell me that help was available?
Unfortunately, many doctors outside of our very specialized field are not aware that treatment for eye misalignment in adults is available. Additionally, many are under the impression that surgery can only be performed as a child or that surgery is not very successful in adulthood. These claims are simply not true. We are frequently meeting [...]
All of the physicians at Colorado Center for Eye Alignment are highly qualified to treat all forms of eye misalignment in adults. You will see in the biographies for each of our doctors that they have all obtained a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Not only do our physicians have training in general ophthalmology, [...]
Each of your eyes sees the world independently and sends a unique image to the brain. If you have binocular vision, it means that your brain can take these two individual snap shots and merge them together into a single, three dimensional perception of the world. When the eyes are not aligned properly, depth perception [...]
if you have a family history of strabismus if you had strabismus in childhood if you have thyroid disease (Grave's Disease) if you have Myasthenia Gravis if you have a history of a brain tumor if you have had a stroke or aneurysm if you have had a head injury if you have had an [...]
Adults with strabismus may experience any or all of the findings/symptoms below: eye(s) cross in, wander out, float up or down the eyes do not move together double vision use a head position to relieve double vision eye fatigue overlapped or blurred images reading difficulty loss of depth perception If you have any of these [...]
Strabismus (struh-BIS-mus) is a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with one another. You may have heard this referred to as "cross-eyed", "wall-eye" or "lazy eye". An adult patient may have had this condition since childhood (that was either never diagnosed or unsuccessfully treated), experienced an illness or injury later in life, [...]
Each of our pediatric ophthalmologists have an Ophthalmology Board Certification and Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus