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Is it ok to fly after strabismus surgery? If not how long should I wait to travel?

Is it ok to fly after strabismus surgery? If not how long should I wait to travel?

Don't see a reason: Not to fly in a pressurized passenger plane, but why not ask the surgeon who performed the surgery about all the do's and don't 's, after the surgery? ...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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Hi docs, would my eyes will be perfectly aligned after strabismus surgery?

Hi docs, would my eyes will be perfectly aligned after strabismus surgery?

Maybe, maybe not: This is definitely delicate work. I would want the procedure done by someone who trained in a fellowship specifically for strabismus surgery and had ample experience. Even in the most experienced hands perfect alignment may be difficult to achieve. ...Read more

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After strabismus surgery, my eye turned out a bit (before it was in)?

After strabismus surgery, my eye turned out a bit (before it was in)?

Over-corrected: In some cases, the eyes are over-corrected in the beginning because they will settle back some as they heal. Speak with your surgeon and be patient with the healing process. ...Read more

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How long will it take for eyes to be straight after strabismus surgery?

How long will it take for eyes to be straight after strabismus surgery?

Depends...: Ask your eye surgeon. It depends on how deviated the eyes were before. If he or she used adjustable sutures, it may be necessary to touch up your surgical correction. ...Read more

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How long does it last to dissapear my eye's congictivitis completely after strabismus surgery?

How long does it last to dissapear my eye's congictivitis completely after strabismus surgery?

Several weeks: The conjunctival lining of the eye reacts very strongly to the manipulation and incisions in strabismus surgery. But healing generally is steady and certain. Over a period of 2-4 weeks, the eye lining will normalize and the eye will look fine. ...Read more

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After strabismus surgery how long does it take for the eye to settle in new position?

After strabismus surgery how long does it take for the eye to settle in new position?

Quickly: Immediately after surgery, the eye should be in a good position. This shouldn't change much, but can slightly with healing over 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Will I still need glasses after getting strabismus surgery?

Will I still need glasses after getting strabismus surgery?

Hard to say: Since strabismus can develop when one eye is weaker than the other, the surgery just helps line you up. It will not end any deficiency in the weaker eye that lead to the problem. If you do not bring the weaker eye up to proper strength, it could recur or you could develop further visual impairment. ...Read more

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After getting strabismus surgery, will an eye still turn?

After getting strabismus surgery, will an eye still turn?

Eye will still move: If you mean, will the eye still be able to move to follow objects-yes. Your ophthamologist can give you answers specific to your case. ...Read more

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Will using a full-time prism lens after horizontal strabismus surgery help or hinder the residual over-correction to move the eye closer to alignment?

Will using a full-time prism lens after horizontal strabismus surgery help or hinder the residual over-correction to move the eye closer to alignment?

No effect: The prism may make the eyes look better aligned and may be of assistance in fusion if fusion is possible. In most cases of long standing strabismus in adulthood, there is little fusional potential and the prism will not provide extra meaningful over or under correction. ...Read more

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Ten days after having bi lateral strabismus surgery, my double vision is back. Can I use my specs that have a prism, or do I have to try and manage?

Ten days after having bi lateral strabismus surgery, my double vision is back. Can I use my specs that have a prism, or do I have to try and manage?

See your surgeon: The prism glasses you already have may not work, because the measurements have probably changed. If you haven't already done so, try on your glasses--they may help a little with the double. If you do not have a follow up appointment scheduled with your surgeon, you should make one. ...Read more

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Can smoking cannabis after strabismus repair surgery adversely affect your eyes?

Can smoking cannabis after strabismus repair surgery adversely affect your eyes?

Surgical healing: Yes. Smoking cannabis will slow healing and can lead to scarring and reduce the success of the surgical correction. Try to avoid smoking tobacco or cannabis for two months after surgery. ...Read more

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Can a lazy eye returm after having strabismus repair surgery as an adult?

Can a lazy eye returm after having strabismus repair surgery as an adult?

Confusing question: Proper vision requires brain input of 2 similar sharp images by well aligned eyeballs. If one eye is sharper than the other, or alignment is bad, the brain may turn off one eye to stop a blurred image. If the vision is off in one eye for an extended period (yrs), amblyopia (lazy eye) can be permanent. Alignment surgery may not hold without vision to keep it on tract. Revision may be necessary/cosmetic ...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?

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?

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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more


Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

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