Strabismus is a common ocular disorder in patients of all ages. As the population grows older, strabismus is likely to present an even bigger burden given that its incidence in adults increases with age. In our current health care model, defining desirable surgical outcomes is becoming increasingly important. Quality measures are being delineated, and the way that we judge surgical success is also in evolution. Given that strabismus surgery is on the rise in the United States, it is important to begin to accrue quantitative but patient-oriented measures by which to determine acceptable outcomes. Although functional outcomes should be prioritized, the psychosocial aspects of adult strabismus are also crucial to understand and address with our patients.
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