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Strabismus Specialized Eye Surgeons

Adult Strabismus

Strabismus is a condition that occurs when the eyes are not able to properly align with each other. This can cause double vision, amblyopia (lazy eye), and other visual problems. While we are primarily a pediatric practice, the team of expert ophthalmologists at Pediatric Ophthalmology of Erie has extensive experience in helping adult patients overcome these conditions.

We understand the impact that strabismus can have on your daily life, which is why we offer a range of treatment options to meet the unique needs of each patient. Our advanced surgical techniques and state-of-the-art technology allow us to provide safe and effective treatment options for adults with strabismus and double vision.

We are committed to helping you achieve optimal vision and quality of life. If you’re ready to receive compassionate care from the top ophthalmologist Erie, PA has to offer, request your first appointment with Pediatric Ophthalmology of Erie today.


Before strabismus treatment


After strabismus treatment


Eye Muscle Surgery for Adult: Erie Ophthalmologist

Treating & Diagnosing Adult Eye Misalignment Symptoms

Symptoms of adult strabismus can vary depending on the root cause of the condition. However, some common symptoms include:

  • Double vision
  • Head posturing
  • Eye strain or discomfort
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty with depth perception

If you experience any of these symptoms, it's important to schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist for a proper diagnosis.

At Pediatric Ophthalmology of Erie, we offer a range of treatments for adult strabismus, including:

  • Prism lenses: These special lenses can be prescribed to correct double vision and reduce eye strain. We can help you choose frames to go with your prescription at our Optical Shop.
  • Surgery: If other treatments are not effective, surgery may be recommended to realign the muscles around the eye.

Our team of experienced ophthalmologists will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs. We understand the impact that adult strabismus can have on your quality of life, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal vision and comfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am embarrassed by my misaligned eyes and avoid looking people in the eye. It seems to me that people are distracted by my wandering eye, causing problems with social interaction. Can this really be true?

Yes. Recent studies confirm these observations. Misaligned eyes can hinder social interaction, self-confidence and employment opportunities. Eyes can be straightened at any age, and surgery should be considered as a treatment alternative if it enhances quality of life.

What can I expect to feel after my eye alignment surgery? Is hospitalization required? How will this affect normal activities?

Discomfort after eye muscle surgery is usually a foreign body sensation in the eye, lasting several days. Over-the-counter pain medication often reduces the discomfort, although stronger medication is sometimes prescribed.

Eye alignment surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure although the need for hospitalization varies depending upon general health and surgeon preference. Following surgery, most individuals return to nearly all normal activities within a few days.

Most individuals have significant improvement in eye alignment with one surgery. Occasionally the surgery is only partially successful and additional surgery may be indicated.

Do you accept insurance for adult strabismus surgery?

Yes, we accept most major insurance providers, and we can work with you to verify coverage and determine the best payment plan for your procedure. However, we always recommend checking with your insurance provider before your appointment! Although eye muscle surgery is reconstructive (not cosmetic), one should check with the insurance carrier to determine their specific policy.

How can I get started with the best ophthalmologist near me?

Our easy-to-use online tool makes scheduling an appointment with us simple and convenient. Alternatively, if you prefer a more personal touch or need any assistance, we are just a phone call away. Our friendly team is always ready to help set up your visit and answer any of your questions!

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