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How is the recovery for a lazy eye surgery?

How is the recovery for a lazy eye surgery?

Not too difficult: Usually eye muscle surgery heals quickly. Some antibiotic steroid combo ointment is often prescribed. The conjunctiva will be red, and there may be some irritating sutures. Sometimes the alignment is adjusted early postop if needed (if adjustable sutures used). Recovery is dependent on the type of surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus is a medical condition due to weakness or paralysis of one or more muscles that control eye movement. As a result, the eyes are not aligned with each other and ...Read more


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After a lazy eye surgery, is it normal for the eye to be a little inward?

After a lazy eye surgery, is it normal for the eye to be a little inward?

Possibly: It is certainly possible that your eyes remain slightly misaligned after strabismus surgery. It depends on how your eyes have developed as well as any residual misalignment that occurs. It is also possible that your eyes may align with time if the vision in both eyes is good. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the eye to still be a little inward after a lazy eye surgery?

Yes: It can be hard to get the alignment exact (tables to estimate the pd change based on mm movement of the muscle). Also if it's recent since surgery, there may still be some residual inflammation affecting alignment. Plus it may be incomitant so different in various gazes (hard to correct for every gaze). ...Read more

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Is lazy eye surgery painful?

Is lazy eye surgery painful?

Mild discomfort: With modern eye muscle surgery techniques, the eye discomfort is minimal - you should be feeling better in about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How expensive is lazy eye surgery?

How expensive is lazy eye surgery?

Covered by insurance: Surgery to correct a 'wandering' or 'lazy' eye should be covered by your insurance. You should check with your insurance carrier. If you are paying out of pocket, the costs will vary and you should speak to a financial advisor at the practice that recommended surgery. ...Read more

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Is there an easy eye surgery for lazy eye?

Is there an easy eye surgery for lazy eye?

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 but may provide cosmetic benefits. ...Read more

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Is eye surgery for a lazy eye a good option to consider?

Is eye surgery for a lazy eye a good option to consider?

Depends: Depends on if correcting ambylopia, strabismus, or both. If eliminating the cause such as a congenital cataract, then yes. If the eyes are very misaligned then extraocular muscle surgery will help. ...Read more

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How much does lazy eye or squint eye surgery would cost?

How much does lazy eye or squint eye surgery would cost?

Covered by insurance: Strabismus surgery, or eye muscle surgery, to correct the alignment of the eyes should be covered by insurance. It is not considered cosmetic surgery. ...Read more

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Will corrective eye surgery help me if I have a lazy eye?

Maybe?: Depends on what is the lazy part and how much! if the eyes are misaligned, then lasik will not affect that. If the eye prescription is off, then lasik will help. If the eye never gained full sight, lasik may only help to the extent the eye can see with correction. ...Read more

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What to do if I had lazy eye surgery back in december, but I still have my lazy eye. why?

What to do if I had lazy eye surgery back in december, but I still have my lazy eye. why?

Expected result: The surgery is designed to get the two eyes in cosmetically straight position. It will have no effect on the lowered vision in the "lazy" eye. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

loss not due to a structural problem such as myopia or hyperopia and develops early in life. For ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more