Posting here for traffic. Dd9 is due to have squint surgery tomorrow. Shes fine but i'm bricking it. She's having the side gaze dealt with in both eyes. Can anyone tell me of their experiences and what to expect on the day and during recovery. And also what I should take to the hospital. Thanks
I had mine done 20 years ago so things have probably changed a bit! I was taken in on a ward, they put some 'magic' cream on my hand and put a needle in to put me to sleep. I can round and my eye was covered up. They wouldn't let me leave until I had ate though. I had cream and drops and remember the vision being blurry. I don't remember any pain afterwards. I wasn't in theatre for that long, I think it was more traumatic for my parents! I was 6.
My husband had strabismus surgery as an adult. Pain free procedure, no dressing/patch after surgery. Used prescribed eye drops for a few days as recommended. He was very pleased with the surgery as the one muscle was very tight and caused him double vision. However the stitch did not hold and the eye muscle issue continues.
Can't give any detail, but did t want to read & run. Hubby had this dine as a child. One eye, then the other a little while later. He barely remembers it, In fact I noticed the scars after we had been together for over a year (and only because I was gazing so adoringly at him haha!), and he had to ask his mum about them! Our 3yo has a squint now, currently wearing glasses to see if they correct the squint or she needs further support. Good luck to your DC, hope all goes well.
Thanks everyone. My dh had his done at 5. All he remembers is being bought a new toy fire engine afterwards! My mum had hers done at 32! But she only had one eye done and adults experience things like this differently. I'm silently panicking. I couldn't ask what I wanted to at the appointment with the doctor yesterday as dd was there and I don't want her to know how I feel. She's been on the waiting list to have this done for about 4 years. But now it's happening I am freaking out.
My daughter had both eyes done when she was 5. She thinks having an operation is hospital is great! She was home after eating something (just after lunch), and was tired for several days afterwards (had the op on the Thursday and we kept her off on the Friday and Monday. She would have been fine on the Monday really, but we wanted to make sure). It's been extremely successful, and she said it was only a bit sore afterwards, nothing that calpol couldn't deal with.
DC1 had this done at 6. No issues at all on the day. I was allowed to be there while they were anaesthetised. Woke up very cross. Ate toast. Fell asleep again then woke up fine. Discharged with a bottle of Calpol.
Ds2 had strabismus surgery when he was 5, the worst bit was waiting for him to be anesthetized. He was back on the ward within an hour. Woke up grumpy and convinced he was blind, until he opened his eyes 😀 we were at McDonald's an hour later. He had very little pain, although did occasionally have double vision for a week after.