Straight Vision

If both eyes are not pointing in the same direction, you may be squinting. An inward turning of the eyes, called convergent strabismus or "crossed eyes", is common in children. Strabismus is different, when the eyes turn outwards rarely. Although not painful, strabismus can be a distressing condition. Many adults are concerned about their appearance and nearly four out of 100 adults have some form of strabismus. They may want to fix this cosmetically, but there is also a physical disability that often accompanies this condition; loss of eye-hand coordination; bumping when going up or down stairs or obstacles; cross the street, the car is playing. Many adults who suffer from strabismus do not know that help is at hand. The good news is that adults don't have to suffer. Recently, there has been an increase in effective and available treatments.

The treatments used are Botulinum Toxin and/or eye surgery. Botox has become the "injection of the day" as many people follow popular steps to smooth out their wrinkles. However, few people realize that the use of Botox was originally for the treatment of over-eyes. Today, a simple needle can correct many negative points. It is a simple technique that requires only a small amount of patience and takes about 30 seconds. "Botox treatment has made a real difference for many patients. It not only helps to adjust the eyes, but it can also increase confidence and social interaction. It's not just cosmetic, it can affect your career prospects,” says Mr. Christopher Bentley, an ophthalmologist.

But is Botox safe? As surgeons perform these "strabismus" treatments, Botox has become the treatment of choice for muscle spasms affecting the face; and repeated studies have shown it to be effective and safe. A fine needle is used to puncture the target nerve. The benefits start between one day and 14 days after treatment and can last on average for about three to four months, after which you can choose a liver. All effects of poisoning eventually change over time. Studies have confirmed that the side effects are small in the majority of applications, and they are related to the dose. Botulinum toxin used in the treatment of strabismus is highly soluble. Some of the reported side effects include flu-like symptoms, pain at the injection site, headache, and weakness, but these are usually mild and long-lasting. In addition, flexible stitches are used for strabismus surgery in adults. This work is usually done under general tension and some stitches are not completely connected. If strabismus is still present after surgery, a local anesthetic is administered and the bed is adjusted until the eye is in the correct position. "This is a relatively new development and a really useful tool to help the surgeon improve surgery," Bentley says.

The type and amount of surgery to perform for a strabismus group requires accurate preoperative decisions and requires careful surgical planning and accurate prediction of surgical outcomes. "The goal of surgery is to reshape the optic nerve as necessary to achieve satisfactory function and appearance," says Bentley.