I would NOT wait until after cataract surgery. If the image in one eye is larger, so far as I know the only way to fix that would be to make the other eye farsighted, and then wear glasses for distance over that eye which would make the image in the farsighted eye larger as well, so both eyes would now see an image the same size, one being larger because the inside of the eye has been changed by the vitrectomy and the image on the retina is larger, and one image appearing larger from the + prescription in the glasses. (Another option would be to make the eye with the larger image nearsighted, and then wear glasses with a - prescription which would make the image smaller.) If they do cataract surgery and they give you plano in both eyes, then glasses would not help your issue. If they intentionally make the normal eye farsighted or the eye with the larger image nearsighted, a normal pair of glasses should then resolve the double vision, but if you have the surgery without checking to see if this can help you first, you won't be able to fix it as easily later.
I advise you to go see a more competent optometrist, and see if he is willing to give you a lets say a +2.00 contact for the eye with the larger image, and then correct you back to plano with glasses over it to see if that helps your problem at all. Depending on just how different the image size is you could try different prescriptions. (Like wearing a +6.00 contact, and then glasses with a -6.00 in that eye) it depends on how different the sizes are, most people can tolerate up to 5%, but more than 5% will cause double vision. Glasses will also make images appear larger or smaller, 2 diopters of correction with glasses will also cause a 5% difference in image size. Depeding on how different the images are, using a contact to make the eye that far off from plano and then wearing glasses to bring it back to plano could solve your double vision problem. If this works, when you have cataract surgery you want them to aim for the prescription in the contact lens instead of plano, so you dont need to wear the contact anymore afterwards.
I too have image disparity, especially at distance. Mine is caused by by Dragged Fovea Diplopia Syndrome. My central vision does not fuse, but my peripheral vision does. A small piece of Scotch Satin tape applied to the inside glassses lens of the affected eye, just in front of my pupil, blurs the central vision and causes me to use peripheral vision. Perhaps these two sources will be of interest to you. Best wishes.
Did you have a scleral buckle?
No membrane peel in both eyes gas bubble and face down positioning in left for a week.
Since you didn't have a buckle, the shape of your eye was not changed. Do you currently wear glasses? Is there a large difference in lens strength?
Did you ever try the contact lens and glasses combination mentioned in the first post? I have seen that solution more than any other.The problem that I notice the most is the size difference.Last week I recieved a new prescription with a significantly stronger - lens in the left eye which has the smaller image to start. I'm glad that I found out about low cost glasses on line. I will probably order this weekend. I have single vision glasses for distance only.
Who tested you? What type of specialist? How were you referred. Did you just call around to Shaw lens and the specialists in Ohio?
Thanks. I just emailed Dr de Wiit's company. I have followed JodyJ's post. This seems to be the only forum that addresses this topic. Anomolychick made an excellent point. It seems that I have to be my own advocate. Thanks
Best wishes. Let us know how things turn out.