Your surgeon will make small cuts in the outer coat of your child’s eye to access the muscles around the eye. There are two techniques that your surgeon will use, depending on the type of squint your child has.
- Muscle recession. This involves detaching the muscle from your child’s eye and moving it further back so that it becomes weakened.
- Muscle resection. This is when a section of the muscle is removed to tighten and strengthen it.
If needed, your surgeon may choose to operate on the muscles in both eyes depending on the nature of the squint.
After the procedure, you’ll be given eye drops for your child and a date for a follow-up appointment.