Hi. I'm a 36 year-old male and I have coped with exotropia in my left eye for the majority of my life, i used to have esotropia in both eyes when i was a kid, i used eyepatches and glasses but never had surgery. Then it eventually became better and a few years later my left eye became lazy and aiming outwards (exotropia)
I had eye muscle surgery yesterday to correct the alignment and center the left eye and i think the surgeon overcorrected my eye.I've been told this is normal but im scared to be like this forever. Right now my left eye is quite noticably turned inward next to the nose and the inflammation is big, my eye is all red inside and very small and i have lots of headaches on the left part. Will i be like this forever or can i expect a outward drift of the eye to the center? Will i need a second surgery?
I'm seeing the doctor monday morning, this is terrible for me as i cant look people in the eye, i use sunglasses all the time, the esotropia is even worse and makes me feel more insecure and with more low self esteem than before. i had such high expectations from this surgery.