Strabismus (Eye Straightening) Treatment


male3-senior-eyeglasses.jpgThe third most common eye surgery performed in the United States, strabismus surgery will help realign the eyes in severe cases. There are several types of surgeries available to correct various forms of misalignments.

The specific type of strabismus surgery performed will depend on which way the eye is turning and the severity of the crossed eye.

Following surgery, the eyes will be red and sore, but these symptoms should subside within two to three weeks. Generally, patients can resume normal daily activities within a few days. Patients will begin to notice a difference in a couple of days, but permanent results from the surgery will not be fully known for up to six weeks after surgery.