Sunday, June 30, 2013

Quick and Affective Treatment For Strabismus Conditions in Adults!

Quick and Affective Treatment For Strabismus Conditions in Adults

Visual impairment is usually brought on by blindness or lack of depth perception, but the reasons for this are different. During a person's adult life, different conditions of health can cause what most people refer to as 'lazy eye'. In the field of optometry this condition is called strabismus.

To be more exact, this is where one eye does not follow the synchronize nature with the other eye. The health and injury conditions causing this are:

stroke
diabetes
brain tumors
head trauma

This condition can range from mild to severe and depending on the severity will determine how much it can impact someone's vision. The condition primarily affects depth perception.

Indicators and Solutions:

For those that begin to show symptoms of this problem, they are often not aware of it. By looking at video and photos of one's self, they can see a significant coordination problem.

This can cause some self-image issues at the most but can be corrected and depending on the situation, can be covered by insurance - if it causes a problem. The direction of the eye gives the optomitrist a better sense as to what ocular muscles may have been impacted by the suffered condition.

Strabismus is severe when there are problems with hand to eye coordination and double-vision. A combination of eye-wear, surgery and sight rehabilitation is sometimes necessary to solve the problem.

Surgical Procedure:

The common practice of ocular check up is the way that the physical will diagnose a patient before surgery. After the physician knows how to approach the problem the surgical procedure is started and very quick.

A modified and adjustable suture is added during the surgery that places a permanent 'slipknot' to re-align the eye. Invasive strabismus surgery for adults is easier to do, unlike children who still have to go through the brain's visual development that is 'programmed' from the use of both eyes. This kind of surgery uses devices that will not intrude with the muscle fibers around the eyes.

Benefits:

Previous sutures would require more adjustments after surgery, such as the same day or next day, to see if it required additional re-alignment.

With the new process, whether horizontal or vertical, the slipknot requires minimal support and recovery time is much shorter. It is also more comfortable for the patient unlike previous techniques. If an adjustment does have to be made than it is easier. The suture is also able to be absorbed with reflects the type of medical ingenuity behind the process.

Many have said that strabismus is a condition that is only 50% recoverable with surgery, for those that have real problems with their sight. With invasive surgery the fix is fast and 100% affective.

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