What are the risks of strabismus surgery?

Vision loss from strabismus surgery is extremely rare. However, as with all surgeries, there are also risks associated with strabismus surgery. Complications can include:

  • Allergic reaction to the anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Reduced vision
  • Double vision
  • Inadequate eye alignment

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