What are the possible complications of strabismus surgery for congenital nystagmus?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Mark Ventocilla, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Answer

Strabismus surgery carries anesthesia risks, as well as the risk of vision loss. This consideration becomes more important when potential benefits are less certain.

Alternative therapy is probably harmless at worst but should not delay diagnosis or treatment of an underlying disorder.


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