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Is lazy eye surgery painful?

Is lazy eye surgery painful?

Mild discomfort: With modern eye muscle surgery techniques, the eye discomfort is minimal - you should be feeling better in about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus is a medical condition due to weakness or paralysis of one or more muscles that control eye movement. As a result, the eyes are not aligned with each other and ...Read more


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How expensive is lazy eye surgery?

How expensive is lazy eye surgery?

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

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How is the recovery for a lazy eye surgery?

How is the recovery for a lazy eye surgery?

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 more

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After a lazy eye surgery, is it normal for the eye to be a little inward?

After a lazy eye surgery, is it normal for the eye to be a little inward?

Possibly: It is certainly possible that your eyes remain slightly misaligned after strabismus surgery. It depends on how your eyes have developed as well as any residual misalignment that occurs. It is also possible that your eyes may align with time if the vision in both eyes is good. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the eye to still be a little inward after a lazy eye surgery?

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 more

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What to do if I had lazy eye surgery back in december, but I still have my lazy eye. why?

What to do if I had lazy eye surgery back in december, but I still have my lazy eye. why?

Expected result: The surgery is designed to get the two eyes in cosmetically straight position. It will have no effect on the lowered vision in the "lazy" eye. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had lazy eye surgery back in december, but i still have my lazy eye. Why?

What do you advise if i had lazy eye surgery back in december, but i still have my lazy eye. Why?

No guarantee: These surgeries have no absolute guarantees. If you are unhappy with the results you obtained, I suggest you bring it up with the surgeon who did the surgery to see if anything further can be done or expected form the prior surgery. You could also get a second opinion from another ophthalmologist, especially one who specializes in this particular area of eye disorders. Many places in Chicago area. ...Read more

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How do I fix lazy eye without surgery?

Patching or glasses: In certain specific types of lazy eye, patching and glasses may work. Ask your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to cure a lazy eye with surgery?

Is there anyway to cure a lazy eye with surgery?

Yes and no: A lazy eye is a term that is commonly used for two different things. The first is amblyopia which is poor vision due to a poor connection with the brain. The second is strabismus which is an eye turn. It is possible to have both conditions. Surgical correction is avaible for strabismus. Surgical correction can slightly improve the vision in amblyopia sometimes but not always. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to fix a lazy eye without surgery?

Less than 8: Unfortunately amblyopia (lazy eye) is something that has to be addressed earlier rather than later. The nerves in the eye are done developing by around the age of 8. After that what ever vision you have lost because of the lazy depends to be permenant. Depending on the cause of the lazy eye, it may require patching, glasses or surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more


Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

Amblyopia, or "lazy eye," is the loss of one eye's ability to see details. It is the most common cause of ...Read more