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Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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Experience:  Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
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I am blind in my left eye only being able to see lights and

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I am blind in my left eye only being able to see lights and colors. This eye strays from the other eye which I can see fairly well out of the right eye. My opthamologist is talking about sending me to a cornea replacement doctor to implant a cornea and a new lens. Then I would have to go see a specialist who deals mainly with manipulation of the muscles behind the eyes to make the left eye travel with the right eye. This is very important to me as I am very self conscious of the left eye drifting away. I want to know what you think about this and if so, give me any suggestions. By the way, I am 49 years old. Thank you, ***** *****
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 5 years ago.
Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Are you available to chat?
Doctor DanB :

I think that this sounds like a logical sequence of procedures that would need to happen, assuming that your cornea is the problem that is limiting your sight. In order for your eye to have any hope of staying straight after its surgery to straighten the muscles, the sight needs to be restored and if the cornea is the sight-limiting problem in the eye, the cornea would probably need to be transplanted (and a new lens put in at that time, possibly). So, yes, this does sound like a reasonable scenario. I know it sounds like a big haul of surgery, but if taken one at a time, it's quite likely that it would be successful, helping you see and restoring your eyes to a straight-ahead, aligned position.

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