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Eye Muscle Surgery in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Eye Muscle Surgery.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Perfection Medical Spa & Plastic Surgery

A plastic and aesthetic surgery center for plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, other nonsurgical beauty procedures and postsurgical rehabilitation.

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Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.

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San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Dr. Edith de Lopez

Cornea, Refractive Surgery and External Eye Disease

Dr. Karla Ng Gonzalez

Ophthalmology

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About Eye Muscle Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Eye Muscle Surgery?
Eye muscle surgery refers to a surgical procedure to repair eye muscle problems that cause misaligned eyes, known as strabismus. The surgery helps in positioning the eyes correctly to enable correct movement.
It may include various procedures such as loosening and tightening procedures, myectomy, myotomy, tenectomy, tenotomy, resection, tucking, repositioning, etc. The surgery may be performed on one or both eyes depending on the case.

How is Eye Muscle Surgery Performed?

    A small incision is made on the conjunctiva covering the white of the eye.
  • The eye muscles that need surgery are located and depending on the requirement, the muscles are either strengthened or weakened.
  • If a muscle needs to be strengthened, the muscle is shortened by removing a section of it. This is known as resection.
  • If a muscle needs to be weakened, the muscle is reattached to the back of the eye. This is known as recession.
  • For adult patients, an adjustable suture may be applied on the weakened muscle.

How to Prepare for Eye Muscle Surgery?
    The patient’s full medical history and physical checkup are required before the surgery.
  • The patient’s orthoptic measurements are required.
  • The doctor should be informed about the drugs, herbs or vitamins that the patient is taking.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has any allergies and other ailments.
  • Certain medication that the patient may be taking should be stopped approximately 10 days before the surgery.
  • The patient may need to stop taking any solid or liquid food for several hours before the surgery.
  • If medication needs to be taken on the day of the surgery, it can be taken with a small sip of water.

Days admitted : None. The surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia is given to children; adult patients may be given local anesthesia.

Recovery : - The eyes may become itchy after the surgery for two to three weeks.
- The eyes may become watery and turn reddish for about two weeks.
- Hemorrhage may occur over the white of the eye for two to three weeks.
- Membranes that may have thickened over the eye will take several weeks to disappear.
- Mild swelling and discharge accompanied by pain will gradually disappear over two to three days after the surgery.
- The patient may experience double vision for a short period of time.

Risks : - Adverse reactions to anesthesia and medicines
- Breathing difficulty
- Bleeding and infection
- Wound infection
- Eye damage
- Permanent double vision

After care : - The patient should have a follow-up appointment with the doctor in one to two weeks after the surgery.
- The patient should avoid rubbing the eyes.
- Eye-drops or ointments may be required to prevent infection.
- Some medications should be avoided during the recovery period.
- The patient should ensure that the eyes do not get wet for three to four days after the surgery.
- Swimming should be avoided for 10 days.
- The patient may need to wear glasses or a patch as the eye muscle surgery does not repair poor vision of an amblyopic eye.
- To treat binocular vision, corrective lenses and eye exercises may be required.

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