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i received a surgery on my eye muscles a year ago because i had a lazy eye, but the site of cut is still red. should i be worried?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Probably not: Stitches are used in strabismus surgery. Sometimes, these take quite a while to dissolve with some redness. Occasionally, a small non-infectious lesion called a granuloma can form around the stitch and sometimes needs to be removed.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: A suture can cause a "pyogenic granuloma" or sometimes there may be exuberant scarring response that can appear red if vascular. These can be removed usually without problems.

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