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How long does it take to get strabismus surgery for my eye?

How long does it take to get strabismus surgery for my eye?

Which type?: Eye muscle surgery for strabismus may take 15 minutes to several hours, depending on the size and type of muscle/ eye deviation. ...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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How long would it take for strabismus surgery for my eye?

How long would it take for 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

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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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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 more

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How long is it supposed to it take for my eye to heal from strabismus surgery?

How long is it supposed to it take for my eye to heal from strabismus surgery?

Up to a month: It depends on what you mean with healing. Closure of the incision takes a week or so. The final position of the eye may take a month. The redness gradually fades over three or so weeks. Re-operations may take longer. ...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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One of my eyes turn outwards (extropia). I want to get strabismus surgery done. How effective would it be?

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 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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How does an eye doctor know how much muscle to take in during strabismus surgery?

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

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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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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

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Following strabismus surgery eye still turned out (before it was in), what to do?

Following strabismus surgery eye still turned out (before it was in), what to do?

Eyes in/out: Talk with your surgeon. The results may be a planned self correcting overcorrection, or may need adjustment. ...Read more

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I had a strabismus surgery 9 days ago. I feel otherwise good, but my eyeball keeps moving. Is it normal?

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 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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What are some things I should know about eye strabismus surgery?

What are some things I should know about eye strabismus surgery?

Corrects alignment: Strabismus surgery at your age will improve the eye position but not change the vision. If you have suppression of one eye (or amblyopia) the vision will continue at that level. The surgery itself is low risk although the eyes can redrift over the years. ...Read more

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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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Is it true that the chances of strabismus surgery succeeding is much lower if you have very bad vision in one eye?

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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Please explain if it is true that the chances of strabismus surgery succeeding is much lower if u have very bad vision in 1 eye?

This is true: The surgery generally works well whether or not there is poor vision in one eye. However in people who lack good vision in one eye, the strabismus is more likely to recur. ...Read more

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I have a cyst in my eye after sutures coming out from strabismus surgery. Is it something to worry about?

I have a cyst in my eye after sutures coming out from strabismus surgery. Is it something to worry about?

Need more Info: It would be wise to call your ophthalmologist and let him/her know about this "cyst". ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a cyst on my eye after sutures came out from having strabismus surgery? Little painful

Is it normal to have a cyst on my eye after sutures came out from having strabismus surgery? Little painful

See the eye doctor: You need to be seen by the eye specialist to determine if the changes are consistent with post-op healing process. It's hard to give you the right answer without proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I had strabismus surgery 2 weeks ago. Today I woke up with a broken capillary in my eye, it's red. Do I need to worry?

I had strabismus surgery 2 weeks ago. Today I woke up with a broken capillary in my eye, it's red. Do I need to worry?

Broken capillary: You needn't worry, the blood is not affecting your vision and will be absorbed without any problem. ...Read more

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I had a strabismus surgery yesterday "exotropic and amblyopic in my left eye" I noticed my left eye has turned inwards a little. Is that normal?

I had a strabismus surgery yesterday "exotropic and amblyopic in my left eye" I noticed my left eye has turned inwards a little. Is that normal?

Yes: On the first few days after strabismus surgery for an amblyopic, exotropic eye, there can be slight overcorrection. Since the eye will turn out again, this makes the cosmetic result last longer. In an adult, this should correct over the next few months or year. In a child, it is more common to have alternate fixation, in which case overcorrection can create amblyopia and needs patching and reop. ...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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My optician said strabismus surgery isn t worth the risk, as it may do more harm than good. Is this true? My eye wanders quite noticeably sometimes

My optician said strabismus surgery isn t worth the risk, as it may do more harm than good. Is this true? My eye wanders quite noticeably sometimes

Consider the source: I would consult with one or more ophthalmologists who has completed the extra surgical fellowship training & done if for years. With that level of training & experience you can expect the doc to have handled cases similar to yours & be up to date on new methods of treatment. Accepting random observations by someone not trained in the area could prevent you from achieving your goals. ...Read more

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I'm blind in my left eye and have developed a lazy eye, will strabismus surgery help me?

I'm blind in my left eye and have developed a lazy eye, will strabismus surgery help me?

Likely: I am assuming your blind left eye has become "lazy." if the eyeball itself looks normal, but is just misdirected, you probably are a good candidate for strabismus surgery.

Pediatric ophthalmologists are specialists in adult strabismus. Have a visit with one of these!

they helped me! ...Read more

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If prism lenses don't move your eyes, why are my eye muscles so sore? 6dp bo both eyes/2.5dp bu/2.5dp bd -strabismus surgery failure 4 months ago

Incomplete correctio: Prisms shift the image so that your eyes do not have to do the work. You should have an explanation from your surgeon as to why the surgery failed and what to do next. After four months the eyes should not be hurting unless there is something else going on. This needs an evaluation by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Daughter had strabismus surgery 2mo bk &still HS double vision. When'll it go away? Doc says she HS 8 prism inward squint in 1 eye fm 40 outward before

Daughter had strabismus surgery 2mo bk &still HS double vision. When'll it go away? Doc says she HS 8 prism inward squint in 1 eye fm 40 outward before

The results sound: Good. In eye muscle surgery the aim is to get the eyes aligned within 10 prism diopters. A person 4 years should be able to fuse the images together with this result. Ask the surgeon! ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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Botox for over corrected strabismus surgery, will it be painful?

Botox for over corrected strabismus surgery, will it be painful?

Botox: Yes, to some degree. You should speak with the surgeon, and perhaps request this to be done in an outpatient center, with sedation, if you prefer. ...Read more

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Strabismus surgery didn't work. If anything it made me even more miserable. What do I do?

Strabismus surgery didn't work. If anything it made me even more miserable. What do I do?

Acupuncture: I would consult with an acupuncturist and chinese mediciel practitioner. You will be amazed at ahow they help the body repair and recover. ...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