Top 20 Doctor insights on: How long does it take to get strabismus surgery for my eye
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. ...Read more
I had strabismus surgery two weeks ago and my left eye is not focusing well, my depth perception is off. How long does it take to heal?
??????????: Strabismus surgery re-aligns the eyes as a cosmetic /functional benefit. Full recovery would be 4-6 weeks but alignment should be good at this point. It will not recover poor vision if you have longstanding (years) visual loss (amblyopia) from the strabismus and any depth perception issue you had before surgery would likely remain. Please clarify this with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One of my eyes turn outwards (extropia). I want to get strabismus surgery done. How effective would it be?
Alignment =surgery: Persistent alignment issues will often require delicate surgery on the muscles that move the eyeball have your eye dr refer you to someone who has completed the training to do thei special eye surgery. They are often affiliated with children's hospitals (more common in childhood) or medical schools. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I live in Cullman. I'm curious as to how much strabismus surgery would cost. I don't have insurance. I want to get my eye fixed, but as a personal decision, I don't want insurance. I don't make very much money, but I don't want the government making other
Check with eye Dr.: You should be able to call your local ophthalmologist and get a price for 1. evaluation and 2. treatment. ...Read more
Deviation measured: The amount of muscle that must be recessed or resected is correlated to the strabismic deviation as measured in prism doipters. ...Read more
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
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?
Eyes in/out: Talk with your surgeon. The results may be a planned self correcting overcorrection, or may need adjustment. ...Read more
I had a strabismus surgery 9 days ago. I feel otherwise good, but my eyeball keeps moving. Is it normal?
Yes and NO: If you had nystagmus or rapidly moving eyes before surgery it is normal for it to stay after straightening procedure. If your eye movement is in one eye and is something that you did not have before surgery, you must contact your ophthalmologist to make sure your muscle suture has not slipped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had strabismus surgery on my eyes after diagnosed with diplopia, could the diplopia have caused my severe migraines?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eyes used to alternate. Will they relearn how after strabismus surgery or will I have intractable diplopia? 4 months out-i'm 4-6 dp eso after exo surg.
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
Is it true that the chances of strabismus surgery succeeding is much lower if you have very bad vision in one eye?
Generally yes: The eyes are aligned by coordination of the visual input. If one eye has poor vision then that signal to yours eyes is diminished and the chance of re-drifting after strabismus surgery is greater. You may still enjoy a long period of decent eye alignment and the procedure generally can be repeated. ...Read more
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