... I've had convergence insufficiency for the last eight years but it has only been diagnosed recently and an optometrist I saw has suggested getting glasses with prisms. ... (1 replies)
I've had a form of binocular double vision for almost eight years (convergence insufficiency I suppose) and what's most frustrating is how I always perceive the two sides of my nose in front of me as "2 distinctly separate shadowy images" (I always see the left side of my nose as a "shadow" on the right side of my visual field and the right side of my nose as a... (4 replies)
... by tanya. Surgery for Exotropia should only be considered as a last resort. ... (5 replies)
... As far as the surgery goes, I can understand being scared, but apparently it's not too bad. ... (5 replies)
... Thanks Torre. I think that was some motivation for me when you said "some success for exotropia" because i'm really scared about the surgery. (5 replies)
... Tanya: Exercises for exotropia do have some success (whereas esotropia doesn't respond as well), but as for a complete cure, I don't know. You may require surgery.
A great advocate of eye exercise to reprogramme the brain is Dr. Merrill D. Bowan. You can look him up.
Torre (5 replies)
... The orthoptists have said that they think my problem now is probably more of a convergence insufficiency which is why they hope that the eye exercises will help. We will have to wait and see. ... (23 replies)
... I have gone to several eye doctors and everything was tried. yes, I had a bit of dry eye and convergence insufficiency, but not enough to produce the kind of constant discomfort I had. Restasis did not improve the discomfort, nor prism glasses nor eye exercises. ... (10 replies)
... but you say amblyopia can lead to convergence insufficiency. I'm not an expert on these things, but I think c.i. has the opposite effect in that the eyes turn inward. I could be wrong. ... (4 replies)
... Thank you kindly for the reply. I believe you are correct in your suggestion that my eye problems may be caused by exotropia. I was actually diagnosed with amblyopia as a child and after a lengthy (and I believe unsuccessful) surgery, I had to wear eye patches for a long time. I did a little research just now and have learned that amblyopia can progress to convergence... (4 replies)
... I have convergence insufficiency and what you are describing sounds just like it. I had surgery earlier this year and will be having another one in a few months. I have exotropia but the deviation is greater at near so I have the CI type... ... (10 replies)
... I'm looking for some input. Here's my problem. I had strab surgery on one eye back in January. Before the surgery, I had convergence insufficiency... ... (1 replies)