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Prognosis

The outlook for double vision depends on its cause. For example, surgery improves the vision of more than 90% of patients with cataracts. Although surgery also can remove a pterygium, the abnormal growth can come back and eventually become larger than the original.

For most children with strabismus, the prognosis is excellent if the condition is detected and treated early.

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