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Is strabismus surgery painful to have done?

Is strabismus surgery painful to have done?

Mildly: Strabismus surgery involves the alteration of the length of eye muscles so the eyes are in alignment. Mostly done in children under general anesthesia but also can be done in adults frequently under local. The type of anesthesia in all cases takes away any pain. Afterwards the eyes can be a bit sore but pain medication is rarely needed. ...Read more

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Is strabismus surgery painful ?

No: Anesthesia is used, so there is no pain. After surgery, discomfort is mild and can be often controlled with drugs like tylenol (acetaminophen). ...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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Had done strabismus surgery 2 week before white part is red and swollen it looks to be extra mass onit?

Had done strabismus surgery 2 week before white part is red and swollen it looks to be extra mass onit?

Suture site inflamed: It's possible that the place where the eye muscle was re-sutured has some inflammation. It is not serious, but sometimes can be persistent, so please see the surgeon over the next 7-10 days. ...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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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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When is strabismus surgery needed?

When is strabismus surgery needed?

Disabling diplopia: Not able to be corrected by other means such as various prisms, refraction, occlusion, etc. ...Read more

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How effective is strabismus surgery?

How effective is strabismus surgery?

Very effective: For most patients with strabismus, surgical correction is very safe and effective. There is a 20-30% chance of needing subsequent surgery at some point if recurrent strabismus occurs but the surgery should definitely improve this issue. Some forms of strabismus are less amenable to surgery so you should see a strabismus doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How dangerous is strabismus surgery?

How dangerous is strabismus surgery?

Not dangerous at all: Strabismis surgery is commonly performed with good results. It is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Will insurance cover strabismus surgery?

Will insurance cover strabismus surgery?

Yes: This is a medical condition, not cosmetic. Do call your Insurance company to check on deductibles, copays etc. That is what matters, regarding coverage. ...Read more

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