Strabismus describes a positional error of the eyes that can lead to double vision, a permanent visual impairment of one eye and to a lack of stereoscopic vision. Early diagnosis and therapy is crucial to prevent consequential damage. The treatment of strabismus depends on the underlying cause.
There is a difference between:
- latent strabismus (heterophoria), which is only noticeable in stressful situations (e.g. tiredness, alcohol influence) and
- manifest strabismus, which includes concomitant strabismus (strabismus concomitans), which usually occurs in the first three years of life, and paralysis strabismus (strabismus paralyticus, strabismus incomitans) caused by paralysis of the eye muscles from various causes (diabetes mellitus, circulatory disorders, inflammations or injuries)
Our range of services includes the diagnosis and treatment of the various forms of strabismus, which can be congenital or acquired. If surgical treatment is necessary, we perform operations on the straight and/or oblique eye muscles ("squint operations").
Further focal points of the department für squints are:
- the diagnostic and therapy of amblyopia (weakness of vision). In this context, objective determination of refractive power (skiascopy) and age-appropriate visual acuity tests in children are performed, which are necessary for further therapy planning (glasses, control of occlusion therapy).
- the diagnostics of early childhood or congenital eye diseases
- the diagnostic and, if necessary, surgical treatment of eye tremor (nystagmus) as well as
- the diagnostic and laser therapy of retinopathy of prematurity (retinal disease caused by premature birth)