Adult StrabismusMany adults who experienced childhood eye problems have unresolved problems which can be effectively treated, or develop a recurrence of strabismus many years after childhood surgery.
A common misconception exists among many people that little can be done to treat these problems, or that surgery will be ineffective.
Excellent surgical results are possible in almost all patients who had childhood eye misalignment, whether or not you have had previous surgery. An eye may turn outwards years after in-turning eyes were corrected. Some patients still had large residual misalignments despite previous surgery. Not only will you find that people cannot tell where you are looking as you talk to them, but it is likely you will be experiencing discomfort and many difficulties focusing effectively. Surgery usually corrects these problems. It is a day-stay operation, does require general anaesthesia, and has a recovery time of up to one week (but most people have little problem after 24 hours).