What Is Ophthalmology?
Ophthalmology is the study and surgical treatment of disorders involving the eye. At USMD Hospital at Arlington, our board-certified ophthalmologists treat eye conditions and disorders, like adult strabismus and exotropia. Our team consistently works from a patient-first mentality and will ensure you have a positive experience at every step of your surgical journey. If you are affected with an eye disorder, contact USMD Hospital at Arlington to learn more about how we can help you.
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Who Is A Candidate for Ophthalmology?
Ophthalmologists on our medical staff can perform recess and resect surgery to correct strabismus, exotropia, and esotropia. Adults experiencing symptoms of strabismus have:
- Crossed eyes
- Double vision
- Uncoordinated eye movements
- Loss of depth perception
General procedures must be performed under anesthesia, and these surgeries are available to patients 16 years old and up.
What Ophthalmology Procedures Are Performed?
Eye surgeons perform recess and resect (R&R) procedures to correct problems with eye alignment.
- Resection: During a resection procedure, a muscle is reattached to the eyeball after a portion has been removed. This strengthens the eye muscles.
- Recession: A recession weakens overactive muscle function by changing the attachment site of the muscle on the eyeball.
Following these surgeries, it is normal for the whites of the eyes to be red for several weeks. The eyes may feel scratchy or sore when moving. Your surgeon will likely prescribe an antibiotic or steroid eye drops to help speed healing after the surgery. Always remember to follow your surgeon's aftercare instructions.
Clear Vision And Healthy Eyes
If adverse vision symptoms are interfering with your ability to live life to the fullest, then contact the experts at USMD Hospital at Arlington. Our hospital proudly serves North Texas with the latest in advanced technology. To consult with a board-certified ophthalmologist in DFW, contact our team at USMD Hospital at Arlington.