Strabismus is a visual problem in which the eyes are not aligned properly and point in different directions.?In some cases of strabismus, eyeglasses can be prescribed to straighten the eyes. Other treatments may involve surgery to correct the unbalanced eye muscles or to remove a cataract. Patching or blurring the strong eye to improve amblyopia is often necessary.
In children with some types of constant strabismus, early surgery may be recommended to improve the chance of restoring or promoting normal binocular vision.
In adults, eye alignment surgery is not strictly cosmetic. Eye alignment surgery restores normal appearance and is considered reconstructive. There are many other benefits beyond restoring normal appearance: improved depth perception or binocular vision, improved visual fields, eliminating or minimizing double vision and improved social function ? as eye contact is hugely important in human communication. It is important to discuss the goals and expectations of the surgery with your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.)