how successful is squint surgery for double vision
Had mild/intermitten double vision for approx 1 year. Then had IOL implants - monovision (I thought they were going to be multi focal but apparently not) my consultant did not ask about my double vision prior to procedure although I had told his optician during eye test. Also he set my eyes to wrong dominance, ie should have been left but he decided right. After implants double vision was much more severe (can't drive) and constant. Saw strabismus consultant who said I had a right convergent squint, but that dominance had been changed for IOL proceure.and this might have caused problem. Tried contacts to establish appropriate prescription to reverse dominance, dobule vision disappeared. Had lasek to that prescription. No change to double vision. Now am faced with prism glasses, Botox or surgery. Am unhappy about Botox, do not want to wear glasses but have been a bit scared of the possible risks for surgery. Can anyone put my mind at rest or should I just wear glasses for the rest of my life (I am 60)
Adult strabismus surgery is a very specific class. you should consult a surgeon with experience in this field and discuss pros and cons of such surgery. Risks should not be terribly high and highest risk would be that surgery doesn't fully correct the double vision.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.