Chapter 22: Increasing Signs that Eye Muscle Surgery Was Needed
A Patient & Parent Guide to Strabismus Surgery
George R. Beauchamp, M.D.
For several years, Matthew’s eyes were stable through his glasses, however increasing signs that eye muscle surgery was needed. However, as Matthew was approaching five years of age, his glasses started to become less effective and we began to see a change in his condition. Matthew’s eyes would turn inward intermittently even with his glasses. He began to have balance issues. His depth perception was not developing. He found it challenging to focus closely on things which affected his fine motor skills. Even his letter writing, which is so important in Kindergarten, was quite a task for him. Ultimately, the challenges with his vision began to affect his self-confidence. He became frustrated with certain activities and started to withdraw from doing them. Having exhausted all the non-surgical treatment options for his strabismus, we began to look at whether the signs were sufficient to consider strabismus surgery.
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