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How Long Does It Take To Get Strabismus Surgery For My Eye
10-15 minutes: The surgery is not about speed, but outcomes. If the surgeon and patient are comfortable and everything is working well, this is a very fast procedure. I encourage patients to rest after the procedure so don't plan to attend any other activities for remainder of day. Its a little more involved them getting your teeth cleaned or hair cut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cataract surgery: After cataract surgery patients recover very quickly, with good vision in one to 7 days and eye drops for about a month. You can return to normal activities the day after surgery. Restrictions are minimal, just avoiding rubbing and no swimming for a few weeks. There is scarring that holds the new lens implant in place and normal healing of the wound. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Variable: Bloodshot eyes will clear at different rates depending upon the cause. Allergic might clear overnight with antiallergic eyedrops, viral infections clear in 3-10 days. Bacterial more rapidly with topical antibiotics. Eyes with subconjunctival hemorrhage might take two weeks to clear out the blood. Alcoholic induced blood shot eyes might clear overnight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Up to 2 months: Many factors can contribute to drooping of the eyelid after cataract surgery. In most cases the droop resolves gradually but in about 1/3 of cases it can resist partially or totally after 2 months. In those situations a ptosis surgery is needed to correct the eyelid position. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pretty quickly: Depending on the surgery, there is little down time. With lasik or cataract surgery, vision is usually stable within 1 week, although it can vary depending on how large the prescription or cataract was before surgery. As well, you can get back to nearly all your activities within a day or so. Other surgeries (retinal or glaucoma) can take longer to recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healing after cat Sg: Typically 2 to 3 weeks surgery in the other eye can be done as early as 3 days after the first one. There has been recent efforts to consider, bilateral cataract surgery in one setting. What precluded this in the past is the remote possibility of an infection in one eye, that could conceivably affect both eyes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually 6-8 hours: It depends on what type of drops are used. Phenylephrine and tropicamide are probably the most commonly used at the optometrist or ophthalmologist's office and they last about 6-8 hours in the average person, although they can last a bit longer. Other drops like cyclopentolate last up to 24 hours and Atropine can last for 14 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few days usually: It depends on the area of the abrasion and how deep it is. Usually the area will heal 50% every day so a small abrasion will heal fairly fast. Larger abrasions or complications such as infections, foreign body, dry eyes, filaments, etc will delay healing and may lead to more serious problems. ...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
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
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
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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