Each eye is controlled in it's motion by six small muscles, known as the extra ocular muscles (EOM's). By tightening or loosening (known as recessions and resections) these small band like muscles, ophthalmologists can safely alter the alignment of the eyes to get better centration and fix their malpositions.
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of strabismus surgery
Strabismus surgery is done at our outpatient Specialty Surgery Center on Buckley Road in Syracuse. Most patients - children and adults -- will have it performed under general anesthesia. It typically takes less than an hour and does not require patching. Patients can expect some pain and discomfort the first day with redness of the eye lasting days to several weeks.