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Here are some of the basics about strabismus:
How Boston Children's approaches strabismus
The Pediatric and Adult Strabismus Services at Boston Children's offer comprehensive evaluation and correction of strabismus in babies, children and adults of all ages. Our highly experienced pediatric ophthalmologists are known locally and nationally for handling the most difficult cases of strabismus.
Many children and adults with complex strabismus that involves multiple eye muscles and others who have had failed attempts at correcting strabismus elsewhere are routinely referred to Boston Children's. Here, we use baby- and child-friendly eye exams to detect strabismus and our physicians adopt innovative approaches to straighten your child’s eyes. Adults with strabismus are referred to our pediatric practice because ophthalmologists specially trained in childhood eye conditions have expertise in the delicate eye muscle surgery typically required to straighten the eyes.
David Hunter, MD, PhD, ophthalmologist-in-chief, led a panel discussion about Duane syndrome, a congenital form of strabismus in which the eye has a limited range of motion. Boston Children’s is one of the few pediatric institutions that performs a sedated adjustable suture procedure. Learn more about this procedure and the webcast in the newsroom.
Reviewed by: Carolyn Wu, MD. © Boston Children’s Hospital; 2012.
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