What is Eye Muscle Surgery?

Category: Surgeries


Eye muscle surgery is performed to weaken, strengthen, or reposition any of the extraocular muscles located on the surface of the eye that move the eyeball in all directions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Strabismus amblyopia 5 3
Lazy eye 2 0
Involuntary eye movement (nystagmus) 1 0
Neck pain 1 0
Urge to turn head 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Eye Muscle Surgery

Side effect Patients Percentage
Blurry vision 2
Binocular rivalry 1
Double vision (diplopia) 1
Keloid scar 1
Light sensitivity (photophobia) 1
Nausea 1

Show all 7 reported side effects


Stopped having Eye Muscle Surgery

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 10
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
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1 patient evaluation for Eye Muscle Surgery

Jan 1, 1971 (Started Jan 01, 1971)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for strabismus amblyopia)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: I had the surgery when I was very young. I barely remember it and I don't remember any pain or discomfort from the surgery.

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