The operations of strabismus are generally quite effective.
The operations of strabismus are generally quite effective. It is very rare for the eyes to be in such a position after surgery that cannot be corrected. Complications of surgery, such as a retinal or a severe infection are also very rare.
Diplopia occurs in many cases after surgery, especially if the child is older than 7 years old, but rarely causes serious problems.
Ischemia can occur if the surgery involves the four rectus muscles and that is why the simultaneous operation on these should be avoided.
Other complications include allergic reactions to the sutures and possible disruptions of the position of the eyelids, but are generally considered minor.
The day of surgery the child should be in good health, without suffering from a cold or an ear infection, because this reduces the chance of complications from the general anesthesia used during surgery.