Medical Director
Dr. Ghassan Zein

Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Opthalmology Consultant

Prof. Ghassan Zein

Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Opthalmology Consultant

Prof. Jorge Alió, MD

Ophthalmologist
Alicante, Spain

Prof. Kenneth Wright, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmologist
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

Prof. Stephen Foster, MD

Ophthalmologist
Harvard Medical School, Boston

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Strabismus Surgery

Beverly Hills Kuwait offers an easy-to-access and unique location that is attached to the world-famous Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait. We have renowned doctors fly in from all over the world, including chiefs of different established departments, professors from top schools and programs around the world, and Harvard-trained experts. Our huge center, which takes up two entire floors of the Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait building, offers VIP doctors, outstanding patient service, EMR, and the absolute latest technology. Our center has attracted patients from around the world, and there is nothing else like it in the entire gulf.

Strabismus surgery, also known as crossed eye surgery, is a one day procedure on the extraocular (outside) muscles to correct the misalignment of the eyes. To better understand how strabismus surgery works, consider that each of your eyes has six extraocular muscles that control eye movements. If a muscle is too strong when you have strabismus, it may cause the eye to turn in or out, or rotate too high or low. In certain cases, an eye muscle weakness may also cause misalignment. This condition may occur if you have a cranial nerve dysfunction affecting how eye muscles control movement. Fortunately, our world-class ophthalmologists have various surgical options to help correct these types of problems.

Strabismus Recession Surgery

In a recession procedure, our surgeons will detach the affected extraocular muscle from the eye and reattach it further back on the eye to weaken the relative strength of the muscle if it is too strong. Meanwhile, if the muscle is too weak, our surgeons may use a recession procedure to reduce the strength of the opposing muscle to achieve more balanced function of the eye muscles.

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 Strabismus Resection Surgery

In certain cases, a resection procedure may be used to strengthen an eye muscle to correct misalignment associated with strabismus. If you have inwardly turned eyes, which is a condition known as esotropia, the surgeon may strengthen the lateral rectus muscles by reattaching the muscle in a different location. By doing this, the lateral rectus muscles become relatively strengthened, and they can turn the eyes further outward. This, in turn, results in better eye alignment.

Strabismus Surgery & Adjustable Suture

Strabismus surgery involves sewing the eye muscle to the wall of the eye after altering the insertion position and/or the length of the muscle. Adjustable suture techniques, when executed correctly, utilizes a bow-knot or slip-know in an accessible position, which means that the eye alignment can be altered post-surgery by simply adjusting the knot. The adjustment is usually done while the patient is awake, and the operated eye is numbed.

What can I expect after strabismus surgery?

While the average duration of surgery varies, the patient usually only spends a few hours in the hospital. After surgery, the patient should expect soreness and redness. In general, resection of muscles is more painful in the post-operative period than recession of muscles. It also leaves redness that lasts longer, and may cause some vomiting in the early post-operative period. Regardless of what type of strabismus surgery you have, your eyes will be red and somewhat sore after the procedure. You are likely to see bright red blood in the surgical area, but know that it is normal, and comparable to bruising on the skin. The redness should fade within two to three weeks, and most patients resume normal activities within a few days. If you are considering strabismus surgery, schedule a consultation with the expert eye surgeons at Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait today by calling +(965)-222-89999.

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