I met with an eye surgeon this afternoon. I was told they don’t do corrective eye surgery on patients until it’s a year after they first had their injury. This way it allows enough time to see how much the muscle behind the eye heals on it’s own. I have to meet with the neuro-opthamologist I saw over the summer again in December, then meet with the eye surgeon again before I have surgery in March. There’s an 80% chance it will work. They have to warn you about the risks involved, bleeding, etc. With eye surgery there’s the possibility I may have to have additional surgeries in the future. It’s good I haven’t lost the use of the muscle behind my eye.
In the meantime, I can get a prescription for a prism lenses sticker to put on my glasses lenses which will allow me to see one image instead of two. I didn’t expect to have the eye corrected until sometime next year, as this is what the ophthalmologist had told me over the summer. I wasn’t sure if this would be done before the end of the year. The surgeon had explained the reason why they don’t rush these surgeries is because sometimes there’s an improvement in the eye muscle and then it works too well or too poorly. Therefore, it’s best to wait and see what happens. Am I happy about having eye surgery? No. I’m glad it can be corrected and the nerves behind my eye aren’t dead. It will be nice to be able to see through both my lenses. I was afraid the surgery would be local anesthesia, where you’re awake the entire time. I was told it will be general anesthesia and I won’t be in the hospital overnight, I’ll be able to go home the same day. Recovery time is something like 3-4 days.