I’ve been asked several times if I know of any photos on the net of strabismus surgery in progress. I came across these photos a few weeks ago. I’ve been hesitant to publish them, because while it may help relieve fears for some to see what is actually being done, others facing the surgery may be traumatized by the photos.
These full size images may disturb you. You can see an illustration rather than an actual photo of strabismus surgery at EyeMDLink. You’ll need to scroll a little past half way down the page to see the graphics.
View the small photos first. If you want to see the larger photos, you can see them by clicking corresponding small photo.
medial rectus muscle being disinserted following pre-placement of vicryl sutures. A Castroviejo locking forceps is grasping the superior pole of the muscle, while a Manson-Aebli scissors does the cutting. The eyelids are being held by a Cook speculum.
Scapel by Chris Gander; Isolating the inferior rectus muscle, provided by Rakesh Ahuja, MD, under Creative Commons License through Wikipedia.; Disinserting the medial rectus muscle: Wikipedia