STRABISMUS ISTANBUL AND ANTALYA

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Revised April, 2024 – Resource, International Patient Center
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ABOUT STRABISMUS IN TURKEY

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STRABISMUS IS CONDITION WHEREYES ARE MISALIGNED AND DO NOT WORK TOGETHER. IT CAN CAUSE THE EYES TO LOOK IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS. THE TYPES OF STRABISMUS INCLUDE ESOTROPIA (INWARD EYE TURN), EXOTROPIA (OUTWARD EYE TURN), HYPERTROPIA (UPWARD EYE TURN), AND HYPOTROPIA (DOWNWARD EYE TURN). STRABISMUS CAN LEAD TO DOUBLE VISION OR AMBLYOPIA (LAZY EYE) IF NOT TREATED. THE TREATMENT OPTIONS MAY INCLUDE GLASSES, EYE EXERCISES, OR A SMALL SURGERY, DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY OF THE CONDITION.
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For strabismus eye surgery in Turkey eye hospitals apart from improving the person visions, the types of Strabismus may be noticed as;

  • Constant strabismus – when eye turn occurs constantly.
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  • Intermittent strabismus – when eye turn occurs sometimes.
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  • Esotropia – inward turning of the eye.
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  • Infantile Esotropia – cross-fixated, right eye is used to look to the left and left eye is used to look at the right.
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  • Congenital Esotropia – Esotropia occurs from birth.
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  • Intermittent Esotropia – outward deviation of the eye.
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  • Hypertropia – upward deviation of the eye..
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  • Duane’s syndrome – inability to move the eye away from the nose with widening the eye, retraction of the eye when attempting to look closer towards the nose and retraction of the eye.

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STRABISMUS PROCEDURE

Strabismus doctor eye surgery in Turkey hospitals is usually done using general anesthesia for children and adults but local anesthesia is another option for adults. The surgery starts with the eyelids being held open with a lid speculum. A small opening is made through the conjunctiva to access the muscle. Then the muscle is either weakened, strengthened or moved to change its action, and then closed using dissolvable sutures. The surgery in Turkey hospital usually takes less than 1-2 hours to perform.

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SUITABLE PATIENTS FOR STRABISMUS SURGERY

Patients over the age of 12.

Patients who are healthy mentally and physically.

Patients must be at a good health condition.

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BEFORE STRABISMUS TREATMENT

  • Patients must quit smoking from 2 weeks before the surgery.
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  • Patients will be asked to stop taking certain medication a week before the surgery.
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  • Patients must stop wearing contact lenses 2 weeks before the surgery.
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  • Patients must arrange for someone so assist them to and back from the surgery.

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AFTER STRABISMUS TREATMENT

  • The eye may be red for 1 to 2 weeks after the surgery.
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  • Swimming is restricted for 2 weeks after the surgery.
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  • Adults are able to return to work after a week from the surgery.
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  • Children can return to school after 3 days from the surgery.

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RISK OF STRABISMUS TREATMENTS

There is slight possibility of risks to occur like in every laser surgery such as;

  • Sore eyes.
  • Redness in the eye.
  • Double vision.
  • Infection.
  • Bleeding.
  • Corneal abrasion.
  • Decreased vision.
  • Retinal detachment.
  • Complications related to anesthesia.

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DEFINITION OF STRABISMUS

Conjunctiva – is inside the eye and covers the sclera.

Lid speculum – an instrument used to keep the eyes wide open and free from blinking.

General Anesthesia – variety of medications given to ensure unconsciousness, loss of control of reflexes. The patient is put to sleep to not feel any pain or discomfort.

Dissolvable sutures – sutures, which are eventually absorbed by the body so there is no need for the removal of sutures.

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FIRST DAY

The patient will attend a consultation with the ophthalmologist and will be advised about the procedure and their condition. The patient will then be taken through couple of tests that are required before the treatment. If desired, patients can spend the day to rest and attend the clinic the next day.

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SECOND DAY

Turkey strabismus hospitals eye surgery will be performed. The surgery usually takes less than 1-2 hours to perform. There are no special devices used in the surgery. Once the surgery is done and the patient is feeling better they can then return to their settlement.

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THIRD DAY

Patients will attend a post surgery check up and consultation. If they are approved to be in a good, healthy condition and the surgery results were all successful; the patients are advised with post treatment care requirements and are ready to go back to their normal routine.
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1. What is Strabismus in Turkey?

Strabismus is an eye condition where the eye deviates when looking at an object. The surgery is done to prevent the deviations.

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2. How is the Strabismus Treatment done?

The surgery is done under general anesthesia for children and can be done either with general anesthesia or local anesthesia for adults. A small  opening is made through the conjunctiva to access the muscle. Then the muscle is either weakened, strengthened or moved to change its action and then closed using dissolvable sutures.

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3. Do I need to stay at hospital?

The surgery is done on an outpatient basis so the patient is sent home few hours after the surgery in Turkey private eye Medical hospitals.

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4. How long does Strabismus Treatment take?

The eye surgery treatment lasts for around 1-2 hours to perform.

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5. Are there any risks of Strabismus?

Like every simple eye surgery there is possibility of risks;

  • Sore eyes.
  • Redness in the eye.
  • Double vision.
  • Infection.
  • Bleeding.
  • Corneal abrasion.
  • Decreased vision.
  • Retinal detachment.
  • Complications related to anesthesia.

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6. Devices used in Strabismus?

There are no special technical devices, which are used during Srabismus surgery.

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How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The Srabismus treatment is 2-3 days including consultation before and after treatment is done in Istanbul or Antalya Turkey. You may work after 3 days after surgery.
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