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Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Let me address your questions in order:
1. Yes. you can have surgery (again) to try and straighten your eye out. Depending on your level of vision in your "bad" eye, it may work or it may not. The best person to consult for an opinion on this topic is a pediatric ophthalmologist. Just remember, as an adult, you will not be allowed to play with all the neat toys in the waiting room :o)
2. It will just be cosmetic. Nothing can be done to reverse your amblyopia at this point.
3. All surgery has risks but there is a larger risk that your eye may not turn back toward normal enough rather then too much. Strabismus surgeons tend to err on the side of not moving the muscle enough rather then too much so that they can "fine tune it" later. There is even a procedure where adjustable sutures are used which then are manipulated in the office after surgery.
4. Strabismus surgery is the name....
5. Costs very but range in the few thousand dollar range. It is necessary for you to usually be under general anesthesia, which is a separate cost. Your insurance may or may not cover this surgery.
5. There are tons of places in Tampa. As I am in Wisconsin, I don't know the area well but you can ask your doctor, friends etc and I am sure you can find a good strabismus surgeon. If you want to travel to Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is one of the premier ophthalmology centers in the USA.
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