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Merry christmas to you as well.
When you cover one eye, does the triple vision go away?
CFan you help me find out why I'm still having Triplopia?
no. each eye sees triple independently.
i visited eye doctor two days ago. he says that new lenses and retina appear in good health.
20/25 on right, 20/20 in left
no visible crystals, etc at base of tear ducts.
i am 71 y/o, have other symptoms of hypertyension and Diabetes II
Did you have the standard lenses or the multifocal lenses?
does the triple image change when you blink?
my cataract suregry implanted Torix in rt eye, and standard in left. I use glasses with progressive lenses.
occasionally the triple image has disappeared when i blink; but not always
the Rx for restasis was based on that observation.
from your description, it is likely the triple images are related to dry eyes.
eye doctor said that they don't appear to be dry. when i blink a get a good tear coating and it does not dissolve rapidly.
Maybe i should make an appointment at Wills Eye for 2nd opinion?
have you had a test called corneal topography.
a second opinion would be helpful.
yes. the retina Dr did that prior to cataract surgery. I do have significant astigmatism in both eyes; rt eye is worst
if you see triple vision when one eye is covered, it is usually a sign of a refractive error. i.e. glasses, cataracts, dry eyes, corneal astigmatism.
the Torix implant was they max strength available in USA
yes, but you can still have residual astigmatism.
of course. that's why i have astigmatic correction in my progressive lenses.
both my eye doctor and surgeon thought everything was cool inside the eye. So they looked at the lids, tears, etc. and Rx'd Restasis. But 4 months of Restasis has made no difference. The problem is driving me nuts, as I work in front of a computer every day. Would like to determine "cause" if possible.
Of course, I realize that you can't look inside my eye over the Internet. Thought you might come up with some out-of-the-box cause we hadn't yet investigated.
I'm not satisfied with my eye doctor's statement that I may "just have to live with it"
Your doctors have been very thorough and the same things I would have tried. A second opinion with a corneal specialist would be the best option at this time.
Great! I'll call Wills Eye tomorrow.
I agree that living with it should not be an option.
Thanks 4 your help.
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