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Lake Travis Eye and Laser Center

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401 S. RR 620, Suite 210
Lakeway, TX 78734
Phone: 512-263-9000
Fax: 512-263-9126

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What is strabismus?

Strabismus is a disorder of the neurological system or an anatomical anomaly which manifest int he misalignment of the eyes. The misalignment can be in any direction and is often referred to as crossed eyed or wall eyed. The strabismus can be constant or noted transiently depending on the time of day, level of fatigue, or activity.

What are the symptoms?

When occurring in a child at an early age, double vision is usually not experienced. Your child's brain may be able to suppress the vision out of the deviating eye which can also depress the visual development and maturation of that eye's visual pathway. This may permanently prevent the development of binocular vision and lead to amblyopia. Binocular vision is when our eyes work together to fuse the image input from both eyes into one and is called stereovision. Stereovision gives us the ability to appreciate full depth perception and is also what allows us to watch 3D movies. Furthermore, there is sometimes a social stigma associated with the misalignment that could hinder your child's social development, maturation and growth.

When is surgery indicated?

The most important aim of treatment is to improve the amblyopia and the vision out of the deviating eye. This can be accomplished with glasses, physical patching, or chemical patching. After this has been accomplished, we can consider surgical realignment. Surgical realignment is indicated if there is any level of amblyopia or if the deviation is occurring for more than 50% of the day. The aim of surgery is to lessen the deviation to a point which the patient will be able to control the deviation through fusional drive for the majority of the day. The preoperative assessment will require multiple visits to ensure consistent deviation measurements to optimize the surgical outcome.

What happens during surgery and is it covered by insurance?

Strabismus is a functional issue and the surgery is considered medically necessary. As such, it is covered under medical insurance. The surgery can be performed at an outpatient facility or ambulatory surgery center. Your child will be asleep and placed under general anesthesia. The affected eye muscles will be isolated and moved based on the preoperative deviation measurements. This will result int he realignment of both eyes. Immediate subjective improvement can be seen and your child may return to normal activities 3-4 days after surgery. Some patient's deviations continue to improve over the first 3 months with full visual recover and neuroadaptation.

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"Dr. Rhodes is a master at getting your vision right. I love not wearing glasses; colors are brighter, vision is clearer. He explains what is going on with your vision and what he is going to do for you in a manner that is clear and understandable. Also, it's a small thing, but increasingly rare, every time I have an appointment, I am seen within a few minutes of the appointed time. I recommend Dr. Rhodes to everyone I know, he is just that good!"

- Charles B.
6/2016


"I am very impressed during my first visit with Dr. Dang, from the front desk to the nurses, gave me a good feeling who Dr.Dang is. Dr. Dang is an excellent doctor, very thorough, approachable, kind and polite. It didn't give me a second thought to go ahead with my cataract surgery. I am extremely happy with him and his team during my surgery. I'm blessed I found an excellent doctor like him and proud to recommend to anyone."

-Susan G. in Round Rock, TX
Feb 09, 2016

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401 Ranch Rd 620 S #210
Lakeway, TX 78734
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Monday8am5pm
Tuesday8am5pm
Wednesday8am5pm
Thursday8am5pm
Friday8am3pm
SaturdayClosed
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