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Strabismus

Strabismus

  • Double vision usually occurs because {the} eyes are out of alignment.
  • Misalignment often is caused by one or more eye muscles that are too short or "tight" because of scar tissue from Graves' ophthalmopathy.
  • This scar tissue results from changes in {the} eye because of inflammation.

Prisms

  • Prisms might be temporary (pasted on) or permanently ground into your lenses. However, prisms do not work for all people with double vision. Sometimes eye muscle surgery is a more effective treatment.

Eye Muscle Surgery

  • The goal of eye muscle surgery is to achieve single vision when looking straight ahead and when reading. During eye muscle surgery {the} muscle is cut from its attachment to {the} eyeball and reattached further back. Usually eye muscle surgery does not require an overnight stay in {the} hospital. More than one operation is may be required.

Eye Muscle Surgery