throwoutmyeyes2 karma2014-03-07 16:30:23 UTC
Thanks for the response. When you say "restorative reasons," what does that entail? I'm assuming that you phrase it that way because ocular surgery won't attack the root issue, but will tighten or loosen the respective lateral muscles.
As someone with amblyopic strabismus of both eyes, what kind of surgical options even exist at this point?
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throwoutmyeyes2 karma2014-03-07 15:47:44 UTC
What do you think about the future of treatment (surgical or non) for people with strabismus? Would the use of stem cells be a viable option?
I've had a pretty severe case more or less since birth and my last surgery was over 10 years ago. My understanding is that after a certain age or period of time with the condition, the brain becomes used to it and treatment becomes a dead-end.
throwoutmyeyes2 karma2014-03-07 17:32:41 UTC
I focus out of one eye at a time. It is more or less conscious which eye I make dominant, though if I'm not paying attention, my vision defers to my left as dominant. When I am focusing through a given side, that eye will see straight ahead and the other will turn out.
The vision in my right eye is slightly better, though it is more frequently the "unused" eye due to it being less comfortable to focus through it than my left. I think that is a byproduct of the surgeries I've had, though. I have very limited capabilities in moving my eyes voluntarily. Vertical movement is nonexistent and even side to side is in millimeters at the most, not counting when my focus is shifted between the two eyes.
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