Can Strabismus Surgery Be Re-operated After 2 Months Ago?
Good evening, sorry I want to ask, 2 months ago I had strabismus surgery on my left eye but the results have not been 100% as expected or still a little deviated / not so synchronous whether there is an error in eye muscle measurement / how do I not understand, the question is it still possible to carry out further operations / repeat operations, thank you
Hello Rangga Samudra,
Strabismus (squint) is an abnormal condition of the eyeball position, in which one or both eyeballs point in the wrong direction / should not. Some forms of strabismus such as esotropia namely the position of the eyeball toward the medial (middle) or exotropia ie the position of the eyeball towards the lateral (outer side).
The movement of the eyeball is moved by 6 types of eye muscles, which work synergistically to fix the eye to the object being seen. Abnormalities in these muscles, too weak or strong, cause the position of the eyeball that is not appropriate so that the resulting image and forwarded to the brain becomes different from the eye next to it. To avoid this confusion, usually the brain will suppress the function of the eyes that are not positioned normally, as a result can arise amblyopia (lazy eye).
Strabismus generally occurs since childhood and is influenced by a family history of strabismus abnormalities as well. Some diseases such as cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, brain tumors, prematurity, stroke can also cause strabismus.
Symptoms that can be felt by strabismus patients include:
The eyeball is not symmetrical
The eyes do not move together in the same direction when looking at an object
Tilt your head to see an object
Decreased perception of depth or sharp stereoscopic vision
The diagnosis of strabismus can be done through an eye examination by an eye specialist. Treatment varies depending on the patient's age and the severity of strabismus. Treatment for strabismus includes patching (closing healthy eyes for several hours to train strabismus eyes), the use of glasses with special lenses, Botox injections, and surgery. Strabismus surgery aims to loosen or tighten the eye muscles to produce the appropriate movements. Re-surgery for strabismus is quite common and aims to harmonize the position of the eyeball that has not been achieved in the first operation. According to the study 1 of the 15 patients who underwent strabismus surgery procedures will undergo repeat surgery in the first 1 year postoperatively. This is especially true in strabismus patients who have only been operated on as adults.
Further consultation regarding reoperation for strabismus cases that you experience can be done with an eye specialist. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.