A 25-year-old member asked:
How long does it take to get strabismus surgery for my eye?
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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.
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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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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.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
How long would it take for strabismus surgery for my eye?
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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.
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Last updated Oct 22, 2020
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