Paediatric Opthalmology

Eye-Muscle Surgery

Eye-muscle surgery is often performed on children with strabismus (crossed or misaligned eyes) and other visual conditions. Strabismus is sometimes called cross-eyes, walleye, or squint. Infants whose eyes are not aligned in the first two months of life should be closely monitored by their primary-care doctors, as strabismus does not always require surgery.
Any child older than three months whose eyes are not properly aligned all of the time should be examined by an ophthalmologist. Eye-muscle surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at the hospital, most often under general anesthesia.

The Surgical Procedure

Surgery to correct the eye's position is a common procedure. A small incision is made into the transparent covering of the eye (the conjunctiva) to reach the muscle. The muscle is then repositioned and reattached with tiny sutures which dissolve within one to two weeks. Most of our patients have surgery in the morning and then go home in the afternoon.

After Surgery

The healing process is gradual and lasts about six weeks. Antibiotic eye drops will be prescribed for five to seven days after surgery. Discomfort following eye-muscle surgery is usually minimal, but the eyes will be quite red and may display a jelly-like swelling. This is normal and will clear over the next few weeks. Sometimes the redness spreads before clearing; some children may experience temporary double vision after the surgery as the brain gets used to the new position of the eyes; again, this is normal and is no cause for alarm.

Treatment of Cataracts in Children

The treatment of pediatric cataracts has advanced tremendously in recent years.
Small pediatric cataracts that do not significantly reduce the vision may only require careful observation to ensure that the eye continues to develop well. Occasionally, glasses, contact lenses or an eye patch is used to aid the affected eye's development.Pediatric cataracts that significantly obstruct a child’s vision require surgery. Congenital cataract surgery may occur as early as a few months after birth.

How Is Surgery Performed?

Cataract surgery in children is performed under general anesthesia in the operating room. In some cases, a lens may be implanted inside the eye. This plastic lens implant is held in place by a natural membrane. Make sure to discuss the surgery in detail with your child's doctor.
After cataract surgery, treatment usually involves glasses, bifocals, contact lenses, and/or eye-patching therapy.

Our Mission

Gurudrishti Netralaya Hospital will remain attentive to the eye care and well-being of those we serve through patient-focused care with 100% patient satisfaction with zero percent error, patient education and innovative services.

Our Vision

Gurudrishti Netralaya Hospital strives to provide world class eye care service under one roof by innovative service through research.

Contact Us

Address:   Opp. Zilla Parishad, Main Road,
                   Chandrapur, Maharashtra 442401

Phone number: 07172-274008