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Strabismus Surgery in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Strabismus 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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Strabismus is treated at Hospital Universitario Austral

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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Strabismus is treated at Clínica Anglo Americana

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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Strabismus is treated at Hospital Punta Pacifica

4 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Edith de Lopez

Cornea, Refractive Surgery and External Eye Disease

Dr. Karla Ng Gonzalez

Ophthalmology

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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Strabismus is treated at Hospital Velmar

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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Strabismus is treated at Perfection Medical Spa & Plastic Surgery

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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Strabismus is treated at San Angel Hospital

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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Strabismus is treated at Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.

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Strabismus is treated at Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

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Dr. Ricardo Acosta Gonzalez, MD

Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgeon

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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Strabismus is treated at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

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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Strabismus is treated at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

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About Strabismus 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 Strabismus Surgery?
Strabismus surgery is eye muscle surgery to correct the alignment of the eyes. Strabismus surgery strengthens and weakens eye muscles to achieve correct double vision or a squint.

What are the types of Strabismus Surgery?
The most common Strabismus Surgery procedures are:

  • Recession: The surgeon weakens the eye muscle in this procedure. To access the eye muscle, the surgeon makes a small cut in the tissue of the eye. The surgeon cuts the eye muscle and repositions it farther back into the eye.
  • Resection: The surgeon strengthens the eye muscle. The surgeon makes a small cut in the tissue of the eye. A short section of the eye muscle is removed and the shortened muscle is attached back to the eye.
  • Adjustable suture: In this procedure, an adjustable suture is used to attach the eye muscle in a new place on the wall of the eye. Adjustments are made to the eye alignment when the patient is fully awake with the eye numbed.

Duration of procedure/surgery : 20 minutes to 1 hour.

Number of sessions required : Often one operation will be enough to achieve permanent success, but sometimes further procedures are needed following initial surgery.

Days admitted : Almost all patents leave the hospital or clinic the same day.

Anesthesia : Strabismus surgery is carried out under general anesthesia although local anesthesia is sometimes used for adults.

Recovery : - Soreness may persist for up to 3 hours following strabismus surgery and the eyes may stay red for a few weeks.
- Patients can usually return to normal activities 2 to 3 days after strabismus surgery.
- The final outcome of the surgery is usually apparent 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure.

Risks : - Unsatisfactory alignment of the eyes (over and under correction).
- Double vision.
- Infection.
- Loss of vision (very rare).

After care : - Treat moderate pain with painkillers.
- Use antibiotic or medicated eye drops, if prescribed, to lessen the chances of infection.
- Avoid swimming for several days following strabismus surgery.
- Avoid wearing contact lenses for two weeks.
- There may be a small change in glasses prescription following strabismus surgery.

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