What are the common problems after squint surgery?

What are the common problems after squint surgery?

Common problems after surgery are:

  • Nausea: This is possible after a general anaesthetic. It can be relieved by medication.
  • Pain: Pain and discomfort last for a few weeks and can be relieved by simple painkillers.
  • Gritty eye sensation is usually caused by the sutures (stitches) and this settles after a few weeks. Please stop your child from touching or rubbing the eye(s).
  • Swelling: It is common to notice mild swelling of the area around the eyes. This usually lasts 1-2 months.
  • Watering is very common for the first few weeks. Blood can be seen on the tissue when the eye is wiped.
  • Allergic reaction to the eye drops: Drops should be stopped and a different type of antibiotic might be given.
  • Blurred vision: This is common in the operated eye and it will usually improve over several weeks. New glasses can be required.
  • Persistent visual problems: This surgery does not correct long-standing visual problems from strabismus (“lazy eye”) or the cause of strabismus. Glasses and/or prisms may still need to be worn after surgery.
  • Double vision: Some children may experience double vision while the brain adapts to the new alignment. The double vision usually disappears in a few days in children and up to a fortnight in young adults; in some patients, it may persist even longer, come back or be permanent. Patients can usually learn to ignore one of the images. If not, prism glasses may be prescribed.


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