Can strabismus surgery cause double vision?

Can strabismus surgery cause double vision?

Every surgical procedure has some risks. For strabismus surgery, the most common risks are residual misalignment of the eyes and double vision. Most double vision that occurs after strabismus surgery is temporary; however, persistent double vision is possible. Fortunately, the more serious risks are rare.

Will double vision go away after strabismus surgery?

Alignment, Double Vision and Head Position Alignment of the eyes should be improved immediately after surgery. This may be somewhat obscured by bruising and swelling. Alignment may, and likely will change as healing occurs.

How long does double vision last after strabismus surgery in adults?

Postoperative Strabismus/diplopia: It takes approximately 6 weeks for the eyes to heal and gain their full function; therefore a lot of eye alignment changes take place during this time. Must allow a full 6 weeks before the outcome of the surgery can be accurately assessed.

What kind of surgery is needed for strabismus?

During this outpatient procedure, the doctor repairs the muscles surrounding the eye, which do not work properly in people with strabismus. General anesthesia is required. The surgery can last from a few minutes to an hour, depending on whether one or both eyes need correction.

When do you need surgery for double vision?

At NYU Langone, surgery to align the eyes may be needed to correct double vision caused by strabismus, or misalignment of the eyes. It may also be the best option for people who do not experience any improvement with nonsurgical therapies, such as prisms and eye patches.

What kind of vision problems can a car accident cause?

Double vision (diplopia) or blurred vision. Exotropia, a type of strabismus where both eyes drift toward the outer corners. Exotropia can be constant or have passing flare-ups.

Why do I have vision problems after TBI?

That being said, sensory problems are a common outcome among many TBI victims. Vision is one of the senses which can be impacted by TBI. Vision problems can occur if the injury damages cranial nerves that control eye function, such as the optic nerve, oculomotor nerve, trochlear nerve, or abducens nerve.