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Is it unusual for a surgeon to be able to perform both strabismus and ptosis surgeries? That is, are these separate specialties normally practiced separately?

An Eye M.D. is trained to perform both strabismus (misaligned eyes) and ptosis (droopy eyelid) surgery, in addition to cataract and glaucoma surgery, etc. In practice, a surgeon may choose to specialize in a specific area. There are, however, surgeons who have a scope of practice that routinely involves both strabismus and ptosis repairs; such as a surgeon interested in thyroid eye disease (when an abnormal immune system affects the muscles around your eyes).

Answered by: Rona Silkiss, MD Dr. Rona Silkiss

Categories: Eye Surgery

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Answered: Apr 05, 2014

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