Strabismus surgery involves making a small incision in the tissue covering the eye, which allows the ophthalmologist to access the underlying eye muscles.
- The eyeball is never removed from the socket during this eye surgery
- The eye muscles that are repositioned during the surgery are dependent upon the type of strabismus
- It may be necessary to perform eye muscle surgery on one or both eyes
NASOLACRIMAL DUCT PROBING
Nasolacrimal duct probing is very successful in opening obstructions and stopping the overflow of tears. A thin metal probe that looks like a wire is passed through the opening in the eyelid.
- The wire probe then passes through the nasolacrimal duct to where it opens inside the nose—clean water is admitted through the nasolacrimal duct to ensure the probe has cleared
- After the doctor sees the probe has cleared a path for the tears, the probe is removed
- Nasolacrimal duct probing is very successful in opening obstructions and stopping the overflow of tears