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It's possible that 22 years of strabismus be corrected with surgery?

It's possible that 22 years of strabismus be corrected with surgery?

Define correction: If you are refering to lining the eyes up so they point in the same direction, that might be possible with a skilled eye muscle surgery. The other issue is will it work. If the brain decided to shut off the input from that eye(ambliopia), the ability to regain that lost input deminishes with time. A discussion with your eye dr can give you guidance. ...Read more

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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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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What is surgery to correct strabismus like?

What is surgery to correct strabismus like?

Outpatient: This (except in children) is usually done under local anesthesia. It works by shortening and lengthening the appropriate muscles to get the eyes in alignment. It has a high success rate although it will not change the basic vision in adults, only the alignment. ...Read more

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I had surgery to correct intermittent strabismus and now my eye is always pointing inward. How can I fix this?

I had surgery to correct intermittent strabismus and now my eye is always pointing inward. How can I fix this?

Consultation time: Time to contact your eye surgeon again. Another eye muscle surgery is likely the only thing that will help but the issue is best assessed by someone trained in the procedure. ...Read more

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I had surgery to correct intermittent strabismus and now my eye is always pointing inward. Is there anything I can do now?

I had surgery to correct intermittent strabismus and now my eye is always pointing inward. Is there anything I can do now?

Possibly: The final position of the eyes depends upon how it heals despite the efforts of the strabismus surgeon. I am guessing that yours eye were crossed out and now there seems to be an over correction. Check with the surgeon who did your eyes and see if it can be reversed somewhat. ...Read more

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What to do if I have strabismus in my left eye. It always turns inward when I focus. How can I correct this without surgery?

What to do if I have strabismus in my left eye. It always turns inward when I focus. How can I correct this without surgery?

Eye exercises: There are exercises that can be done to try to change the muscles of the affected eye. Talk to your ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) about what exercises could be done and whether they would help in your particular instance ...Read more

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Any other way (besides surgery) to fix strabismus?

Any other way (besides surgery) to fix strabismus?

Glasses or contacts: Certain types of strabismus respond to glasses or contact lenses. Usually these types have onset in childhood. This is a very specific type of strabismus called accommodative esotropia. ...Read more

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Is there surgery for squint (strabismus)?

Is there surgery for squint (strabismus)?

Yes: Strabismus surgery is usually done by ophthalmologists that have done additional training in this delicate area of eye muscle surgery. Many are affiliated with children's hospitals (more kids need it than adults) or located in larger metropolitan areas. ...Read more

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Which surgery should be first to fix strabismus surgery?

Strabismus: Every case of strabismus is different and the recommended surgery depends on the specific findings of each case. See a strabismus doctor for a complete exam. ...Read more

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Is strabismus surgery painful?

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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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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Can you tell me about strabismus surgery?

Can you tell me about strabismus surgery?

Strabismus surgery: First, a comprehensive evaluation, during which measurements are taken of the deviation. Then in either an outpatient center or hospital, with you under twilight or general anesthesia, the surgeon adjusts the muscles by moving them futher back on the outer wall of the eye to weaken their pull, or foward, to strengthen their pull. This may be done only on one eye, or both, depending on the need. ...Read more

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What can I expect from strabismus surgery?

What can I expect from strabismus surgery?

Strabismus: You r vision and focus should improve dramatically hope your surgery yeilds these results all the best ...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


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