SUCCESS RATE OF STRABISMUS SURGERY IN ADULT PATIENTS
Background ̸Purpose. Adults as well as children may have problems with strabismus, which can significantly affects on quality of social and professional life. Strabismus surgery in adults are not conditioned for years of a patient, and the main goal of this kind of surgery is to improve motoric-senzorial relationship of eyes, and to improve esthetic moment of a patient. Patients&Methods. A surgical review was performed on 35 adult patients with strabismus in period between January 2016 - May 2018 years. The type of strabismus, preoperative measurements, and indications for surgery were obtained from the patient notes, as were all final outcomes. Final measurements, on average, were 3 to 6 weeks postoperatively, and patients were asked to comment subjectively on their outcome. Results. In total number 35 of adult strabismic patients, were 12 (34,3%) male and 23 (65,7%) female, mean age 34,15±13 ( 20 to 67 years), 17 patiens (48,6%) were exotropic, esotropic 11 (31,4%) patiens, and hypertropic 7 (20%) patients. Indication for surgery in the most cases were aesthetic 28 (80%). The success rate is measured by number of orthophoric patients with less than 10 prism diopters 31 (88,6%), stereoacuity 22 (62,9%) and patient satisfaction 30 (85,7%). Conclusion. Adult strabismus surgery is very successful and provides patients with a good level of satisfaction. Many patients seek surgical correction for cosmetic and psychosocial benefits.
Keywords; adult, strabismus, success, surgery