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>Hi Dr. Rick,
The only problem that I have other then being nearsighted and the cataracts, is that I have the afterimage issue which I explained in my original question to you. As a child I did not have any eye muscle surgery or wore an eye patch. I was diagnosed as being nearsighted when I was about ten years old. This was corrected by wearing eyeglasses until I got hard contact lenses when I was 18 years old. I over wore the lenses in my early 20's and I temporarily had double vision and cornea abrasions for about a month. After my vision returned to normal, I wore soft contact lenses until I reached my early 60's. Contact lenses no longer work for me and I wear bifocals now. Although my close-up vision is excellent without glasses regardless of my age.
In 2002 I had eye surgery to remove extra skin from the top of the lids and bags under the eyes due to age.
>In 2012 I had pitosis surgery on the left eyelid to repair the muscle. This was an ongoing condition since 2005 that got progressively worse. I was told that it was a muscle issue related to age or to perhaps the wearing contact lenses.
Otherwise, all my eye exams have been normal throughout my life.