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Squints (Strabismus) - Post-surgery care

  1. The eyes may or may not be padded after the surgery. If padded, it may be left for a few hours after the operation.
  2. There may be blood in the tears and the eyes may be crusted together in the mornings after waking up for a few days post-operation.
  3. Eye redness may last for a few weeks after the procedure.
  4. Eye pain or discomfort (e.g. a prickly, irritated sensation) is expected for a few days so the patient is advised to take oral painkillers if required.
  5. Double vision may be experienced in the first few weeks, although it will improve in most of the cases.
  6. Your child may also be required to administer eye drops containing an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory agent for several weeks after the operation.
  7. Avoid swimming and strenuous physical activity for at least four weeks after the operation.
  8. A follow-up date will be organised after your child’s operation when the vision, eye pressure and eye alignment will be assessed.


In the long term, eye alignment may remain stable, or can change. If alignment is not ideal or if double vision develops or persists, or if late drift of the eyes occur, future surgery may be required.

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