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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
Categories: Eye Surgery
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