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Each eye has six extraocular muscles that attach to the outer wall or sclera (white part) of the eye. These muscles contract in a coordinated fashion, resulting in the very precise eye movements that allow us to track and follow visual targets. In patients with strabismus, the resting tension of these muscles is abnormal, which causes the eyes to misalign.
Strabismus surgery is performed on the extraocular muscles of the eyes in an attempt to straighten or align them. In strabismus surgery:
There are two basic types of strabismus surgery:
A single strabismus surgery may include a combination of recessions or resections of one or more muscles. In addition, the surgery may be performed in one or both eyes.
The Henry Ford Department of Ophthalmology is committed to providing our patients with compassionate, personalized care. We feature the most advanced treatments in eye care and are dedicated to vision research – always staying at the forefront of innovation. A leader in Michigan, as well as one of the largest ophthalmology practices in the United States, we treat more than 55,000 patients per year at 12 locations throughout southeast Michigan. In addition, our team works closely with Henry Ford Medical Group physicians in other departments, providing multidisciplinary, coordinated care for those patients who need it.