Surgery's lack of success in achieving good binocularity and the troubling trend of repeated surgeries and recurrance of the strabismus has predicably lead surgeons to have low expectations of the the results of strabismus surgery. In a recent journal article, one surgeon noted that "strabismus is less a problem to be cured than a problem to be controlled, with the minimum number of surgeries": Simon, John W. Complications of strabismus Surgery. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. 2010. 21: 361-366.
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