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Strabismus Specialist in San Antonio, TX

Crossed Eyes (Strabismus)

Welcome to Alamo Pediatric Eye Center, the leading provider of strabismus surgery in Bexar County, TX. Our team, led by Dr. Manpreet Chhabra, is dedicated to offering quality service to both children and adults living with this condition. If you or your loved one are struggling with strabismus, we are here to provide compassionate care and effective solutions to help you see more clearly.

At Alamo Pediatric Eye Center, we are proud to accept most major insurance providers, making our services easily accessible to those who need them. With over two decades of clinical experience, Dr. Chhabra and his team have been serving the San Antonio area for seven years, providing top-notch care to patients of all ages.

We understand that dealing with strabismus can be overwhelming, but rest assured that our caring team is here to guide you through every step of the process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a clearer, brighter future.


Boy with crossed eyes

Strabismus Eye Surgery (Crossed Eye Surgery)

Treating Strabismus Symptoms in Children & Adults

Strabismus, also known as "crossed eyes," is a condition that causes the eyes to point in different directions. This misalignment can cause visual impairment and affect depth perception. In some cases, children with prominent epicanthal folds may have falsely misaligned eyes (pseudostrabismus).

Fortunately, strabismus surgery can help correct this condition for both children and adults. The surgery involves adjusting the muscles responsible for controlling eye movement to bring the eyes into proper alignment.

For children with infantile esotropia (crossing), strabismus surgery is typically performed between 6 months and 2 years old. This is because early intervention can help prevent amblyopia, or "lazy eye," from developing. However, strabismus surgery is also be performed on older children and adults depending on the nature of the crossing

During the surgery, the eye surgeon will make small incisions in the tissue surrounding the eye and adjust the eye muscles as needed. Recovery time varies but typically takes a few weeks, and patients may need to wear an eye patch or special glasses during the healing process.

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of strabismus, it's important to speak with an eye doctor for an evaluation. Strabismus surgery may be the key to improving vision and overall quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the most common strabismus causes?

Some of the most common causes of strabismus include problems with the muscles that control eye movement, nerve issues that affect the muscles, and problems with the brain's ability to control eye movement. Other risk factors for developing strabismus include a family history of the condition, certain medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, and eye injuries or surgeries. In some cases, strabismus may also be caused by refractive errors like nearsightedness or farsightedness.

Is cross eye correction surgery always needed to treat strabismus?

Surgery is not always needed to treat strabismus. In some cases, non-surgical interventions such as glasses, eye exercises, or prisms can be effective in correcting the misalignment of the eyes. However, in more severe cases where these interventions are not effective, surgery may be recommended to align the eyes properly. It's important to consult with an ophthalmologist to determine the best course of treatment for your specific case of strabismus.

Can your team also treat pseudostrabismus?

Yes! Our team of experienced ophthalmologists can provide comprehensive eye exams and offer various treatment options such as patching, glasses, or surgery depending on the severity of the condition. We strive to provide individualized care to each patient to effectively manage their strabismus and improve their overall eye health. Please schedule an appointment with us to discuss your treatment options.

How can I get started with the best strabismus eye surgeon near me?

We always aim to make requesting an appointment as simple and convenient as possible. You can request an appointment with us online, or if you'd prefer to talk to someone, give us a call at 210-624-8282. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in finding a suitable date and time for your child's appointment.

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