Monday, February 2, 2015

Risks of Strabismus Surgery

What information can we give to the patient about the risks of strabismus surgery

".......60 completed reports of adverse events and complications were received during the study period. .... ∼24,000 strabismus surgeries were carried out ... an overall incidence of 1 in 400 operations [reported complications]. The most commonly reported complication was perforation of the globe, followed by a ...slipped muscle, severe infection, scleritis and lost muscle. Overall, complications were reported in adults and children in equal numbers; ...., scleritis was significantly more common in adults. .... there was an almost certain under reporting of cases. Complications with the potential for a poor outcome are relatively common, ......"

Comments: Strabismus surgery outcome information can  be found here as well.  DM

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