Undergoing a strabismus surgery by a reputed eye surgeon is crucial to treat the lazy eye completely when patching or spectacles have failed in straightening the vision of the squinted eye. The strabismus surgery involves fixing of the muscle that is responsible for the eye movement. It involves the simple tightening of the weak muscle along with loosening of the stronger muscle, in order to facilitate better positioning. Then specialised absorbable stitches are performed so that eye muscles are firmly seated to their new position. There is nothing to worry about the surgery as the surgeon would not slit the skin around the eye or use any lasers or pull the eye out of its socket. Sometimes both the eyes require operation to cure squint. In most cases, a single strabismus surgery will considerably improve the appearance of the eye and some patients will be able to use both eyes together after the operation. Normally, there are various factors including the type, size and intensity of the strabismus, along with the degree of good vision of the eyes that are responsible for the success of the strabismus surgery. It is important to note here that in the case of complicated strabismus, further operations may be needed for complete treatment but there is no risk factor associated with it. Since it is one of the most minor operations, the chances of blindness or any other life-threatening conditions are beyond question.
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