I have the eye disease known as amblyopia and a dose of intermittent exotropia to go with it. My eye sight has recently gotten worse and I fear I may be going blind in the affected eye. I wear prescription glasses and other than when I am tired, reading something, up late, intensely concentrating or stressed the left eye does not turn outward. The amblyopia did not develop as a result of the eye turn, I have lived with this condition for much of my life.
I realize that there is no cure for amblyopia at the moment, but am hoping I may be able to get the outward turn corrected. I had the eye muscle operation done about six years prior to now and the eye has just recently begun to wander again. My only questions are the following:
- Can I receive the operation even with the amblyopia?
- Is there a chance that undergoing the operation a second time causes the strabismus to worsen? If so, how great of a chance could that be?