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A 46-year-old member asked:

How do i know if i need to get strabismus surgery?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Strabismus surgery: Only your ophthalmologist can determine the neccesity of surgical treatment for strabismus - usually after failure to correct it via patching and/or glasses causing deterioration of the visual acuity of the affected eye. If you are not satisfied with the recommendation, get a second opinion.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

When is strabismus surgery needed?

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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Right away: Any child with strabismus need immediate evaluation for possible glasses or surgery. Restoring binocular functionality is especially critical before age 7, when these centers in the brain are developing. New onset strabismus can be associated with a nerve palsy and should be checked immediately. The decision for surgery depends on the circumstances and will be discussed by your doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Will i still need glasses after getting strabismus surgery?

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Dr. Mark Suggs
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Probably : Strabismus surgery only straightens the eyes, but dies not correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. So if you are wearing glasses for one of these conditions, you will still need them after the surgery. In the relatively rare situation that you only wear glasses to help straighten your eyes, you could get lucky and not need them after. So possible but not probable.

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