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    Old 01-23-2010, 10:40 PM   #1
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    Will I get my vision back?

    I was hit in the right eye by a video game remote two years ago. It was bleeding and I had to go to the hospital. I developed a detached retina in the eye 6 months later and had to have surgery. It was successful, but 3 months later I developed a cataract in that same eye! When the cataract formed my eye started crossing inward (from lack of use?)

    I was advised to let the eye "finish healing" before doing more surgery and I should wait a year to be safe. As I waited the crossing got worst and because of the cataract I had no vision in that eye. At the very least.. it saved me from double vision, but it was still very challenging.

    After healing.. I finally had the cataract removed two months ago, but my vision in that eye is still horrible. On top of that, my eye is still crossed!!

    The doctor said I have to wait and see if my vision will improve with healing. But how will I function if my vision returns and my eyes are still crossed?

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    Old 01-24-2010, 04:41 AM   #2
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    Re: Will I get my vision back?

    It could be that you have always had a weakness in the muscles of that eye and the strabismus (mis-alignment) is because the brain no longer receives a clear image from that eye so cannot control the muscles.
    When a cataract operation is performed on an otherwise good eye, it is usual to insert an artificial lens (IOL) in the eye. That generally enables the patient to see clearly within days of surgery. The alternative is to have a contact lens. Without one or the other, the eye has no means of focusing and the eyesight will be very blurred. Do you know what has happened in your case? The surgeon should have told you. If not, you should ask for their advice.

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