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Strabismus also referred to as crossed eyes, is an eye disorder that occurs when both eyes do not align with each other to focus on an object. Different types of strabismus are esotropia, exotropia, hypertropia, and hypotropia.

Strabismus surgery in Iran specifically in Shiraz is one of the top rankings in the world. For confirmation, you can visit JAAPOS (Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus) which has published “The success of strabismus surgery in Iran and the unique method of our surgeons use”. 

There are some treatments such as glasses, prisms, patching, botulinum toxin injection, or a combination of mentioned treatments prior to surgery.

There are six muscles that control eye movement. All muscles must be balanced and work together in order to focus both eyes on a single object. Strabismus surgery involves loosening or tightening these muscles achieving alignment of the eyes. The surgery period is a few hours and is performed under general or local anesthesia for adults and for children can be done only under general anesthesia. 

It is recommended to have early surgery for some children to improve the chance of restoring normal binocular vision.

Your surgeon will measure the degree of strabismus to achieve the alignment of the eyes and determine which muscles need to be moved before the surgery.

It is highly recommended to stop taking blood thinners and aspirin-containing thinner products in order to reduce bleeding during surgery.

There are some side effects after surgery like double vision for a week which is normal. After 2 days, the children can go back to school and adults can drive after 1 week after the surgery, but you are not allowed to go swimming for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.

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