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Hyperopia – glasses are no improvement to my vision

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  • Posted By: route51
  • November 3, 2008
  • 02:36 PM

I have been dealing with vision problems ever since I was little. At the age of two, I caught a very bad flu which lasted about a week. After that, my left eye turned inward towards the nose developing Strabismus and my vision was seriously affected, especially on the eye affected by strabismus. I started wearing glasses (L: +6, R: +5) and I also took vision therapy. Before I started going to school (at the age of 7) I also had my right eye covered for short periods of time to prevent Amblyopia on the left eye – as part of the vision therapy program. This helped a lot. By the time I was the age to go to school, my vision had already improved on both my eyes, enough to allow me to read and do homework.
I am 17 now. In the past 5 years, I haven’t been able to have vision therapy for more than 2 weeks per year.
My prescription is currently L: +0.75, R: + 0.75 but there is a great difference of eyesight between my right and my left eye. I see almost perfectly with my right eye, even without glasses. However, with my left eye, although it has the same dioptre as my right, I can’t read and I can’t focus on anything. Glasses don’t help me at all. I went to a lot of eye doctors and had a lot of exams where my eye was measured (with an electronic measuring device) but they all gave out the same result: +0.75. A doctor even tried putting test lenses on me higher than +0.75 and my vision became even more blurry.
I am very worried because I feel my vision is getting worst on my left eye and no doctor managed to tell me what is wrong, why I can’t see with such a small defect (+ 0.75).
I wish to have strabismus surgery but I feel it won’t have any durable effect if my vision is not the same in my left and right eye (I have prism lenses on my right and left eye now in order to straighten my eyes but it doesn’t work because my left eye is out of focus most of the time and doesn’t actually look through the prism). Please help me with a definite answer here. I have been struggling with these conditions for a while and I really wish to do something about it…. Or at least I want to know what’s causing this. Thank you.

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