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.
No. Like all surgery, anesthetic is given, so surgery is not usually painful. Post surgery, your eyes may ache however for a short period of time.

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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...

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...

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...

When is strabismus surgery needed?

Right away. Any child with strabismus need immediate evaluation for possible glasses or surgery. Restoring binocular functionality is especially critical before age 7, when these centers in the brain are developing. New onset strabismus can be associated with a nerve palsy and should be checked immediately. The decision for surgery depends on the circumstances and will be discussed by your doctor. Read more...
Disabling diplopia. Not able to be corrected by other means such as various prisms, refraction, occlusion, etc. Read more...

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...

How dangerous is strabismus surgery?

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

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...