What is the total operation time for a strabismus surgery?

Strabismus surgery. The total operating time for strabismus surgery depends on several factors including the number of muscles being operated on, what procedure is being performed on the muscles and whether it is a first surgery or a re-operation. It can take as little as 5 minutes for a first-time, single muscle surgery and as long as 90 minutes for a more complicated, multiple muscle surgery. On average, 15-30 min.

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I had strabismus surgery a week ago and since then my blood sugar is so high some times it reach>300.I'm very active person and never had such reading?

Stress? Diabetes? The stress of major surgery or undiagnosed diabetes could be the likely cause of an elevated blood sugar. I would have the reading rechecked about one month after your procedure. You may even want to purchase a home blood glucose monitor and check your own blood glucose. Read more...

Will using a full-time prism lens after horizontal strabismus surgery help or hinder the residual over-correction to move the eye closer to alignment?

HARD TO ANSWER. You did not state how long ago the surgery was and how much prism was prescribed. If you are able to see without double vision without the prism some of the time, the prism will impede the stimulus needed to align the eyes. If you have double vision all the time the prism is compensating for the residual stabismus and may be permanent. Read more...
No effect. The prism may make the eyes look better aligned and may be of assistance in fusion if fusion is possible. In most cases of long standing strabismus in adulthood, there is little fusional potential and the prism will not provide extra meaningful over or under correction. 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...

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...

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...