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bilateral 6th nerve palsy

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  • Posted By: bellalog
  • June 4, 2013
  • 09:27 PM

I am a 39 yr old female who underwent brain surgery when I was 25. The surgery was to remove of a cavernous sinus malfomation of the dorsal brainstem. The lesion was benign. Prior to my surgery I was seeing double vision and having a had time reading. Due to where the lesion was located, I developed bilateral 6th nerve palsy and 7th nerve palsy. I have had 2 strabismus eye surgeries, bilateral foster transposition in both eyes. My eyes are still not aligned and suffer from double vision, having to turn my head in such a way to focus on an object and with depth perception. Its been 13 yrs and you would think I would be use to my vision and functioning with this bilateral 6th nerve palsy but its just been aggravating to still not be able to get the alignment corrected. Has anyone dealt with a similiar situation. My eye surgeon just recently told me that there is another eye surgery I can do, disinserting both medial rectus. This would help broaden my field of vision but make my double vision worse. And once you disinsert the medial rectus you can never get that muscle back. That is the muscle that is working and has brought both eyes crossed in. The 6th nerve helps bring the eyes out toward the ears and that nerve does not work. The 2 surgeries were not successful. So my eyes are still crossed in. I can't find anyone who has had a similiar case. Not even the neurosurgeon or the eye surgeon can say they have. I'm just looking to see if there is anybody out there with some information as an avenue they crossed, surgeries they had. Any success stories. Any information would be great. I would love to get my independance back and be able to drive. The best answer would be if that nerve could be regenerated.

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