Following adult strabismus surgery, patients can expect to take anti-infection eye drops and try to reduce swelling, according to Massachusetts Eye and Ear from the Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital. Both eyes remain red for one to two weeks after surgery, and the redness may not completely disappear for several months.Continue Reading
A combination antibiotic and steroid eye drop, or an ointment, may be prescribed by doctors following surgery. The antibiotic prevents an infection, and the steroid helps the eye heal faster, notes Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Most patients can resume normal medications unless told otherwise by a doctor. If significant swelling occurs, people can reduce swelling with ice packs for 10 to 20 minutes every hour in the evening. A plastic zipper bag filled with frozen peas conforms to the shape of the eye socket better than ice. Frozen peas in a sealed bag prevents water leaks after the peas thaw.
Patients should avoid swimming for up to one week after adult strabismus surgery. A small, dark bump on the white portion of the eyes may appear, which shows an adjustable suture that dissolves after six to eight weeks. The final alignment of the eyes is not known until one to two months following the procedure, explains Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Adult strabismus surgery involves cutting and reattaching a muscle that moves the eye to properly align the organs if they are misaligned. The surgery takes between 30 minutes and two hours.Learn more about Vision
Full recovery time for a cornea transplant can take up to one year or longer, but patients generally return to work within a week after the operation, as stated by All About Vision. If stitches are used, the physician usually removes them 17 months after the surgery.Full Answer >
As of 2015, strabismus surgery costs about $4,250 per case, states Cost Helper. Costs without doctor's fees can run up to $15,000 for patients with previous scarring or other complications. Patients with health insurance usually pay out-of-pocket copay costs for doctor visits and prescriptions, or 10 to 50 percent coinsurance.Full Answer >
Hospital stay length and recovery time following brain surgery vary based on the type of procedure, areas of the brain affected and other factors, but brain tumor removal patients typically remain in the hospital for two to five days, notes Johns Hopkins Medicine. Rehabilitation therapy is necessary for some patients.Full Answer >
Massachusetts Eye and Ear provides services such as eye care, including the treatment of adult strabismus and ocular complications that arise due to diabetes, and otolaryngological services such as the treatment of balance disorders and the application of hyperbaric oxygen therapies. Other services include a tool that helps patients find doctors based on their names and specialties and an online guide that provides information regarding support groups, insurance and social work.Full Answer >