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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Psychosocial Interventions for Improving Quality of Life Outcomes in Adults Undergoing Strabismus Surgery

Description of Resource: 
Strabismus, also known as squint, is the misalignment of a person's eyes. It can result in an obvious squint noticeable by other people, as well as symptoms of double vision or blurred vision. Adults who have a squint often undergo surgery to alleviate these signs and symptoms. Some people experience no change or a deterioration in quality of life, despite good clinical outcomes. This systematic review sought to evaluate the effectiveness of pre-surgery psychosocial interventions to optimize quality of life after strabismus surgery. It found no studies that evaluated the impact of psychosocial interventions on patients undergoing squint surgery. Future research should focus on developing and evaluating the use of targeted psychosocial interventions to improve a patient's quality of life after strabismus surgery.

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Review
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
MacKenzie K, Hancox J, McBain H, Ezra DG, Adams G, Newman S. Psychosocial interventions for improving quality of life outcomes in adults undergoing strabismus surgery. Cochrane Database Syst Rev [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2017 12 5];(5):Article CD010092. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010092.pub4. Available from: