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Adult Strabismus

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  • Posted By: Janice White
  • January 2, 2007
  • 08:21 PM

Four years ago, I developed a wandering eye (right eye), referred to as adult strabismus. I had surgery three years ago and seem to be doing quite well. This summer when I was to go for my annual check up, I received news that my surgeon was retiring. My records were sent to me, but the doctor's practice was not purchased nor was there a referral. This was performed in VT where we live in the summer. On returning to San Diego, I attempted to find a opthamologist and was given the name of a doctor who would see me in four months. I took the appt. but my general opthamologist told me to cancel it, and if I needed a specialist he would refer me to someone he would recommend.

In the meantime, I noticed my right eye was not functioning properly, i.e. blurring without glasses. I went to my regular opthamologist and he seemed quite concerned at first and told me to return in a week. I did and my ability to see the eye chart was worse than the week before. I then was asked to return in another week and my eyesight had improved. I questioned him about the possibility of dry eye syndrome and he told me that could be the problem, however, he gave me a new prescription for glasses, and told me to return in six weeks or sooner if I had any future problems.

My eyes seem better in the morning, but I am wondering why I would have a dry eye on just one side with slightly blurred vision and things do not look as bright as with my good eye, and no problems on the left side.

Could this problem be from my strabismus repair? Would you recommend that I find another doctor, or could it be from age and the many medications I take for hypertension.

Thank you for your help.

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  • I know someone who is an expert on strabismus. His name is Robert Lichtman. His web site is http://www.outlook-insight.com/Regards,Davehttp://fiteyes.com/blogs/dave/
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    • January 4, 2007
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