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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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Is it really possible to get my drooping upper eyelid corrected?I am suffering from ptosis and my eyes had been operated through cosmetic surgery

Is it really possible to get my drooping upper eyelid corrected?I am suffering from ptosis and my eyes had been operated through cosmetic surgery

Probably Yes.: Depending on your specific situation, it is likely that your situation can be improved upon. Make sure you consult with well experienced board certified plastic or ocular plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients in your situation. Best wishes. ...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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Hi i have ampolypia and considering squint surgery. It wont improve the vision but eyes will look straight. Can the eyes move position again?

Hi i have ampolypia and considering squint surgery. It wont improve the vision but eyes will look straight. Can the eyes move position again?

No: you are basically "born" with the eye muscles you have and corrective efforts for "straightening" should be done when you are a child! Once "fixed" they should not move again! Consult with a Board Certified Opthamologist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How low does the eyelid need to be for a brow lift? My facial nerve is paralysed and I have alight gold weight implant, but my lid droops to the pupil

How low does the eyelid need to be for a brow lift? My facial nerve is paralysed and I have alight gold weight implant, but my lid droops to the pupil

Contradictory goals: Your facial nerve a paralysis is the primary problem. Without the gold weight pushing down your eyelid to help, with closure, your cornea could be exposed and abraded leading to scarring. Performing a brow lift now may lead to more corneal exposure. It may be better to consider a lighter or less heavy gold weight but this cloud lead to further exposure problems. Springs may be used but problematic. ...Read more

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I'm blind in my left eye and have developed a lazy eye, will strabismus surgery help me?

I'm blind in my left eye and have developed a lazy eye, will strabismus surgery help me?

Likely: I am assuming your blind left eye has become "lazy." if the eyeball itself looks normal, but is just misdirected, you probably are a good candidate for strabismus surgery. Pediatric ophthalmologists are specialists in adult strabismus. Have a visit with one of these! they helped me! ...Read more

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Can Asian eyelid surgery help me if I do have a crease, but my eyes are hooded? From what i've read, i think my problem is too much fat in my eyelids? Does Asian eyelid surgery help with that, or do I need regular blepharoplasty? .

Can Asian eyelid surgery help me if I do have a crease, but my eyes are hooded? From what i've read, i think my problem is too much fat in my eyelids? Does Asian eyelid surgery help with that, or do I need regular blepharoplasty?

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Asian blepharoplasty: From the description of your features, you may require aging Asian blepharoplasty with browpexy. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. ...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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Can I have eyelid surgery if I have glaucoma? My eyelids are puffy and sag, and sometimes they droop into my field of vision. I want to have this corrected with eyelid surgery, but I have glaucoma. Can i still get the surgery or are there any other option

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Can I have eyelid surgery if I have glaucoma? My eyelids are puffy and sag, and sometimes they droop into my field of vision. I want to have this corrected with eyelid surgery, but I have glaucoma. Can i still get the surgery or are there any other option

Yes. : Glaucoma by itself does not preclude you from getting upper or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). However, if you have had a trabeculectomy or shunt procedure for glaucoma, then the surgeon should be more judicious in recommending upper eyelid surgery and be more conservative with skin excision. Exposure of the filtering bleb from excessive skin excision can lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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My sight went from 20/20 to much worse after up eyelid surgery, and lids are lumpy. Will good sight return? Are cataracts inevitable/ how to prevent?

My sight went from 20/20 to much worse after  up eyelid surgery, and lids are lumpy. Will good sight return? Are cataracts inevitable/ how to prevent?

Talk to your surgeon: Your vision should not change with upper eyelid surgery. Some lumpiness immediately after surgery is normal, and should resolve with time, but any vision changes should be discussed with the surgeon asap. If your are using eye lubricants after surgery however, they can cause blurry vision. Cataracts are a separate problem entirely, discuss with your eye md. ...Read more

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I am contemplating having eyelid surgery due to impaired vision. Do i contact an opthamologist first? My upper peripheral vision is greatly diminished due to my drooping eyelids. I can actually see the bottom of my eyelids. If I have this surgery, i wo

I am contemplating having eyelid surgery due to impaired vision.  Do i contact an opthamologist first? My upper peripheral vision is greatly diminished due to my drooping eyelids.  I can actually see the bottom of my eyelids.  If I have this surgery, i wo

In : In order to be covered by insurance, the drooping of your eyelids must decrease your field of vision significantly. This sounds like the case for you. Ptosis surgery or upper lid blepharoplastyis commonly performed by plastic surgeons but they are not prepared to deal with some of the potential complications that can affect the eye. If it was me, i would want an oculoplastic surgeon or an opthalmologist with significant experience to correct the drooping lids. ...Read more

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Can surgery get rid of my facial wrinkles? I have used creams and botox to make my facial wrinkles less noticeable, but i still look older than my age. What kind of plastic surgery is best for reducing wrinkles?

Can surgery get rid of my facial wrinkles? I have used creams and botox to make my facial wrinkles less noticeable, but i still look older than my age. What kind of plastic surgery is best for reducing wrinkles?

Get to an expert!: One are the advantages of having your Botox and fillers done by a plastic surgeon is that you can be evaluated for other noninvasive or invasive procedures while assessing your response to Botox and fillers. Multiple minor procedures can be combined to give a good effect. However, the key is having someone who knows your goals, how aggressive you want to be, and of course, your budget! good luck. ...Read more

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After I get treatment for my blepharitis, will my eyelids return to normal shape?

After I get treatment for my blepharitis, will my eyelids return to normal shape?

Yes : Blepharitis is an infection of the oil glands in the lid. The infection causes swelling of the lids. Obstruction of the oil glands can cause localized bumpy areas called a chalazion. Treatment consists of heat, lid scrubs with baby shampoo and often require local or oral antibiotics for resolution. Sometimes the chalazion will need to be drained surgically.see an eye doctor if not improving, ...Read more

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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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Had strabismus in both eyes forever,had a dozen surgeries,can only focus with one eye at a time,when i try to hold them forward i get a headache and blurred vision and cant pay attention because it takes too much effort. what else can i do?

Had strabismus in both eyes forever,had a dozen surgeries,can only focus with one eye at a time,when i try to hold them forward i get a headache and blurred vision and cant pay attention because it takes too much effort. what else can i do?

Uncorrected: strabismus may affect 2-eye vision will not affect one-eye vision. I've had the same issues since birth (I'm 58) and I'm a dentist! I learned to use one eye at a time and not "force" holding them together. Since multiple surgeries did not correct it, this may be your best option. I use one eye for distance and one for close up reading. Your surgeon should help you adapt. ...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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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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What insurance companies cover strabismus (wandering eye) surgery?

What insurance companies cover strabismus (wandering eye) surgery?

Policy dependent: Most insurance companies offer different policies-and coverage varies. You'll need to call your company to see if this service is covered by your policy. Most will require that you get 'prior approval' and many will require a 2nd opinion before they will grant that approval. The severity of the problem, age of patient, and liklihood that surgery will be beneficial may be taken into account. ...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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Has anyone had eye surgery for strabismus? What can I expect?

Has anyone had eye surgery for strabismus? What can I expect?

Surgery: It's outpatient surgery done on one or both eyes simultaneously and typically involves re positioning muscle attachment points on the eye to allow the two eyes to be more aligned. Expect to go home afterwards with red irritated eyes, using drops, with a follow up appointment typically the next day and periodically over the next month or so. The end result is straight eyes and no double vision. ...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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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 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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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

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Please explain if it is true that the chances of strabismus surgery succeeding is much lower if u have very bad vision in 1 eye?

Please explain if it is true that the chances of strabismus surgery succeeding is much lower if u have very bad vision in 1 eye?

This is true: The surgery generally works well whether or not there is poor vision in one eye. However in people who lack good vision in one eye, the strabismus is more likely to recur. ...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


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A condition that occurs when one eye does not see as well as, or align properly ...Read more