Eye Muscle Repair
Alternate Names : Strabismus Surgery, Muscle Imbalance Surgery
What happens later at home?
Most people are able to go home later in the day following surgery. Eye drops or ointment may need to be applied to prevent swelling and infection in the eye. At follow up visits, the eye doctor will check the person's vision, evaluate the new position of the eyes, and monitor healing. When poor vision in one eye, called amblyopia, accompanies muscle weakness, additional treatment after the surgery is needed to correct this problem. This may include drops, a patch on the eye with good vision, eye exercises, or glasses.
What are the potential complications after the procedure?
There are complications with any surgery or anesthesia. These include bleeding, infection, and reactions to the anesthesia drugs. The eye muscle may be over or under corrected. Surgery may have to be repeated.