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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

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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

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