Monday, February 2, 2015
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