I'm a 20 year old male from England and my right eye has been lazy, pointing upwards and outwards for around 3-4 years now.
I went to an eye doctor who told me that it could not be corrected and referred me to an orthoptist who then decided to book an operation for me. In this time I decided to get a second opinion so I went to see a private eye doctor who told me to wear my glasses (i need them when i use the computer etc. even though i am short sighted?) and practice convergence exercises to realign the eye. He also said the op might not fix it permanently.
I then went to another doctor who told me that an operation would not permanently fix it and that eye exercises would not either. So I am feeling quite at a loss as to what to do I was wondering if you have any thoughts?
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Lazy eye or amblyopic eye with time can be deviated either inward or outward. Cosmetically, this is not acceptable for many patients.
Surgical operation of this eye can correct only the deviation, not the vision and most of the cases that i saw, the correction was permanent BUT there is still a chance that the deviation is not fully corrected and in order to reduce this risk, strabismus or squint surgery with adjustable sutures should be done.
Convergence exercises have some limitations for deviated eye due to amblyopia especially at adult age.
There are some tests should be done before the surgery to ensure that the patient won't suffer from double vision or diplopia after the surgery.