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A 25-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to get strabismus surgery for my eye?

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Dr. Daniel Karr
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Which type?: Eye muscle surgery for strabismus may take 15 minutes to several hours, depending on the size and type of muscle/ eye deviation.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Not long: If you eyes are out of alignment and the appearance is disturbing, you can ask your ophthalmologist to re-align them surgically. The only delay is how long to get the appointment for evaluation, and how long to set up the surgery. This is not always covered by insurance however, so ask about that.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for my eye to heal from strabismus surgery?

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Dr. Jonathan Levin
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Weeks to months: It can take several weeks for the redness and appearance of your eye to get back to normal. As far as correcting your double vision, this can sometimes take longer as the muscles, nerves, brain are trying to reconfigure themselves. The key is to maintain good follow-up with your surgeon so he/she can monitor your progress and decide if repeat surgery is needed as can be the case sometimes.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How long would it take for strabismus surgery for my eye?

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Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Outpatient surgery: Usually the procedure is under general anesthesia as outpatient. The actual procedure can take anywhere from 30 min to several hours depending upon the complexity of the problem.
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Actually most cases at outpatient surgery centers and as an outpatient cases are under monitor sedation not general anesthesia! they are short cases most of the time but they could be one to one and half hour.
Jul 28, 2012
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
But Dr. AB is correct that starbismus surgery is usually done under general anesthesia and they are only 30 minutes!
Jul 28, 2012

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