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What is eye muscle repair surgery?

Eye muscle surgery is done to correct a condition that causes misalignment of the eyes. You may have heard this called a “lazy eye” or “crossed eyes.” When eyes don’t line up properly, whichever direction it is, it is called strabismus. Surgically repairing the eye muscles can fix this condition before lifelong vision problems appear. For this reason, strabismus repair is most often performed on pediatric patients, although some adult procedures do happen.

Some patients with strabismus can achieve good results from more conservative treatments, such as eye exercises or wearing eyeglasses. Eye muscle repair surgery is the next option if these methods do not produce results or if the condition is severe.

Is strabismus surgery a major surgery?

Is eye muscle surgery risky?

How long does it take for eyes to heal after strabismus surgery?

What can you not do after strabismus surgery?

What is the success rate of eye muscle surgery?

How long do strabismus surgery results last? (Does strabismus come back after surgery?)

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