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How is the recovery for a lazy eye surgery?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Lengthy

After eye muscle surgery the eye surface can be irritated for a few weeks with the redness lasting a few months.
You should have very few activity restrictions. Sometimes, the sutures need to be adjusted a few weeks post-op delaying recovery a bit. You may also still need to patch the eye, use drops or glasses.

In brief: Lengthy

After eye muscle surgery the eye surface can be irritated for a few weeks with the redness lasting a few months.
You should have very few activity restrictions. Sometimes, the sutures need to be adjusted a few weeks post-op delaying recovery a bit. You may also still need to patch the eye, use drops or glasses.
Dr. David Kira
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