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Strabismus over correction

I had strabismus surgery 5 days ago. My eye is still very swollen and red but I can see that it has been over corrected quite a bit which I believe is quite common as when the eye settles it should hopefully align into the correct position.
I know only time will tell and I won't be able to see the full results for a while but was wondering if anyone can give me an idea of how long this normally takes and your own experiences of this as I am starting to worry about it quite a bit.
So far the recovery has been quite rough. I was very sick after the surgery and my eye has been very uncomfortable so really hoping I don't need further surgery. Thanks
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233488 tn?1310696703
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Strabismus surgery is so variable that it is not possible to generalize or give you an expectation of how your eye will react.  In general surgery is more difficult on adults than children.  
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Thank you for your response. I guess it is a waiting game. It has been over a week now and still turned quite far in. I know you cannot generalise at all but in your experience does the eye generally move much in the weeks following surgery? After the adjustments were made it was left at 14 diopters. I start a new job in 2 days time and am feeling so upset and self conscious as I think my eye looks much worse than it did before surgery.
233488 tn?1310696703
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Did your eye cross or turn out towards the ear before surgery? (esotrophia "cross eye"  or exotrophia "wall eye"

JCH MD
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I have had two previous surgeries when I was younger for an inward turning eye. The 2nd of which was successful and I had good results for approx 20 years. Over the last couple of years it has started to drift outwards so was exotrophic when I went for surgery this time but it has been over corrected so is now inwards.
Not sure if it makes a difference but I have had amblyopia in this eye all my life.
Also would eye exercises help to move the eye into alignment or do I just need to sit tight and wait it out?
Thanks
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Hi there. I read your post from 2014 and I'm wondering if your over correction settled down? My daughters just had the same surgery and she's worried about the overcorrection just like you were. All the best to you.
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233488 tn?1310696703
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You will need to discuss this with your surgeon. I was assuming this was your first operation. For a 3rd operation it is not possible to generalize.

JCH MD
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