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Did you have a surgical correction ? Post surgery your eye still appears to squint , right?
How is the vision in the affected eye? Lazy eye is the common word for amblyopia, in which the brain refuses to accept the vision beyond a certain level and the vision remains reduced inspite of any futher treatment.
yes i had surgery when i was very young.
i went through a patching exercise to teach my brain to use both eyes. Right now i where glasses and still have to correct my vision because one eye is slightly worse than the other. I know when my eye is in the squint position because the vision is clearer from using the stronger eye.
Patching is done only during childhood before the amblyopia sets in .
At this age , further eye surgery for the remaining squint will only serve for cosmetic purpose and will not help to improve your vision.
i would be happy with that, im too old for 20 20 vision. how successfull can this surgery be and is it available on the NHS. must i be referred from my GP
Accuracy of any squint surgery is difficult to be predicted and a slight under or over correction in the best of hands can always occur . But it is usually a few degrees and should not be much of a problem. You would need a referral from your GP to an ophthalmologist or preferrably a squint specialist( A squint specialist is also an ophthalmologist with additional training in the speciality). I need to check out if it is available on the NHS.
Ok if you could advise on the availability that would be great. thanks for your advice.
Just checked out and found that squint surgery is available on the NHS. You would need a referral from your GP to an ophthalmologist who can guide you further to a squint specialist.
For more information in this regard you can follow this link- http://www.lazyeyesite.org/whatnow.html
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