Because the evaluation and treatment of strabismus accounts for
a large portion of the practice of pediatric ophthalmology, most
pediatric ophthalmologists also treat adults with strabismus (eye
muscle) disorders. Even adults who have been told they are too
"old" for treatment or who have had many previous strabismus
surgeries can often be helped.
The doctors at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics are
available to evaluate and treat adults with strabismus. Treatment
may include prism glasses and other nonsurgical
All surgical options are also available including the use of
Botox and muscle transposition techniques for the most complex
Strabismus consultations can be performed at Children's Mercy
Hospital regardless of patient age. For those adults that require
surgery, there are several adult facilities where surgery can be
Further information regarding adult strabismus can be found at aapos.org.