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Six months ago i had adult strabismus surgery but it seems as though my eye is starting to turn out again. Why would this happen?

Six months ago i had adult strabismus surgery but it seems as though my eye is starting to turn out again. Why would this happen?

Strabismus: Recurrent misalignment early and late after strabismus surgery is common. You may need additional surgery if the alignment does not improve. Go see your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based ...Read more


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Is strabismus surgery painful ?

Is strabismus surgery   painful ?

No: Anesthesia is used, so there is no pain. After surgery, discomfort is mild and can be often controlled with drugs like tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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When is strabismus surgery needed?

When is strabismus surgery needed?

Disabling diplopia: Not able to be corrected by other means such as various prisms, refraction, occlusion, etc. ...Read more

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How effective is strabismus surgery?

How effective is strabismus surgery?

Very effective: For most patients with strabismus, surgical correction is very safe and effective. There is a 20-30% chance of needing subsequent surgery at some point if recurrent strabismus occurs but the surgery should definitely improve this issue. Some forms of strabismus are less amenable to surgery so you should see a strabismus doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How dangerous is strabismus surgery?

How dangerous is strabismus surgery?

Not dangerous at all: Strabismis surgery is commonly performed with good results. It is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Will insurance cover strabismus surgery?

Will insurance cover strabismus surgery?

Yes: This is a medical condition, not cosmetic. Do call your Insurance company to check on deductibles, copays etc. That is what matters, regarding coverage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about strabismus surgery?

Can you tell me about strabismus surgery?

Strabismus surgery: First, a comprehensive evaluation, during which measurements are taken of the deviation. Then in either an outpatient center or hospital, with you under twilight or general anesthesia, the surgeon adjusts the muscles by moving them futher back on the outer wall of the eye to weaken their pull, or foward, to strengthen their pull. This may be done only on one eye, or both, depending on the need. ...Read more

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What can I expect from strabismus surgery?

What can I expect from strabismus surgery?

Strabismus: you r vision and focus should improve dramatically hope your surgery yeilds these results all the best ...Read more

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Is strabismus surgery painful to have done?

Mildly: Strabismus surgery involves the alteration of the length of eye muscles so the eyes are in alignment. Mostly done in children under general anesthesia but also can be done in adults frequently under local. The type of anesthesia in all cases takes away any pain. Afterwards the eyes can be a bit sore but pain medication is rarely needed. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from strabismus surgery?

Few weeks: The white part of your eyes may be red for several weeks, however your eyes should feel pretty good after only a few days. Check with your surgeon for specific activity restrictions after surgery. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are some complications from strabismus surgery?

Discuss with your MD: Of course discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives of surgery with your ophthalmologist. Risks include pain, bleeding, infection, undercorrection, overcorrection, need for additional surgery, loss of the eye muscle, and penetration of the sclera causing a retinal disorder. ...Read more

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Which surgery should be first to fix strabismus surgery?

Which surgery should be first to fix strabismus surgery?

Strabismus: Every case of strabismus is different and the recommended surgery depends on the specific findings of each case. See a strabismus doctor for a complete exam. ...Read more

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What is the total operation time for a strabismus surgery ?

What is the total operation time for a strabismus surgery ?

Strabismus surgery: The total operating time for strabismus surgery depends on several factors including the number of muscles being operated on, what procedure is being performed on the muscles and whether it is a first surgery or a re-operation. It can take as little as 5 minutes for a first-time, single muscle surgery and as long as 90 minutes for a more complicated, multiple muscle surgery. On average, 15-30 min. ...Read more

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How you go about getting strabismus surgery? Who do you see?

How you go about getting strabismus surgery?  Who do you see?

Pediatric Eye MD: A pediatric ophthalmologist will often also do surgery on adults with strabismus or double vision. Seek out one in your area (you can go to www.Aao.Org to search by zip code) and ask if they also evaluate and treat adults. ...Read more

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What would happen if I had a strabismus surgery and the surgery failed?

What would happen if I had a strabismus surgery and the surgery failed?

Depends: Strabismus surgery is not an exact science. Aligning the eye muscles so that the two eyes are perfectly aligned can be difficult and sometimes impossible. The success of surgery depends on the cause of the strabismus (childhood, trauma, thyroid disease). Sometimes more than one surgery is required. The goal is to have realistic expectations going into surgery. ...Read more

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Please answer! what percentage of people need strabismus surgery more than once?

Please answer! what percentage of people need strabismus surgery more than once?

Repeat surgery: That is hard to answer, depends on severity of problem. Many procedures are done in two stages, particularly if multiple muscles on both eyes are involved. A save estimate would be 15-25%. ...Read more

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Can you go blind from strabismus surgery?

Can you go blind from strabismus surgery?

Rare complication: Any eye surgery can result in complications, including loss of vision, but this is extremely rare. ...Read more

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Lazy Eye (Definition)

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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed = strabismus = esotropia = condition in which one or both eyes are turned ...Read more