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Is Lazy Eye Surgery Painful
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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