Unsatisfactory postoperative alignment—overcorrection, undercorrection, or development of an entirely new strabismus problem—is perhaps better characterized as a disappointing outcome of strabismus surgery, rather than as a complication. Alignment in the immediate postoperative period, whether satisfactory or not, may not be permanent. Among the reasons for this unpredictability are poor fusion, poor vision, and contracture of scar tissue. Reoperations are often necessary.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.