Hi everyone I'm new to this site but could really use some advice!
I am 21 and have had poor eyesight all my life. As a child I had a lazy right eye that looked inward at my nose. I had surgery (not sure exactly what age but was very young). After surgery I was using patches to make the eye stronger and all seemed well after this.
Growing up, my eyes seemed perfectly straight (from what i remember) but as i got to around age 15, I noticed the same eye had become lazy again, only now it drifted outward. I lived with this until i was 20, but after 5 years of social awkwardness, very low self esteem and running a mile every time somebody pulled a camera out, decided I would go and see my doctor. I decided to go in for surgery again.
I underwent my second surgery in June 2010 at aged 20 and immediately after, I noticed that now both of my eyes seemed to look inward. The doctor told me that the right eye had been overcorrected, which is the norm for this procedure, and the eyes just need time to learn to work together.
It is now almost a year on and I'm still in the same boat. Both eyes are still looking inward. An eye specialist told me new contact lenses with an updated prescription would help the alignment of the eyes so I went in for an eye test and got my new lenses last week. So far they haven't seemed to help.
I was wondering if anyone has had any similar experience and could help me out with a couple of concerns.
After a second surgery, or surgery as an adult, was the eye overcorrected? If so, how long did it take for the eyes to become aligned?
Any other advice or help you have would be greatly appreciated.