most of my concentration is through right eye while reading on screen.

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i feel like i'm seeing only through my right eye though i have got sight in both eyes -3.25 . i feel like my left is blind but the time i close my right eye it seems perfectly okay i have just little squint in my left eye though , is it a big problem. or do i need any sort of surgery ?

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    Hello Prashanth 19040,

    Have you had cataracts removed from one or both eyes?

    I think many people who are posting have stood in front of

    the bathroom mirror describing the same phenomena; I certainly

    did. I had believed that when I had the second cataract removed

    all would be well but unfortunately it wasn`t.

    I was amazed at a comment by an optician several 

    weeks ago when I told her about the problem; she just said `Oh, I`m

    sure you`ll just get used to it.

    Please feel free to have a chat if you would like to. I have had cataracts removed from both eyes.

    Best Wishes

    Alice

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      Alice, this is written from a doctor's perspective to fellow doctors, but maybe it can help you. It can go away, but it seems like a case of mind-over-matter:

      • Create accurate expectations before surgery. The best way to avoid the vicious cycle that undermines the patient's adaptive process is to explain ahead of time what might happen after surgery and how the brain normally manages such issues. Then, the patient won't be surprised if some new, unwanted visual effect accompanies the new lens, and will know to avoid "turning up the gain." 

      Warning the patient in advance is far easier and more successful than trying to explain after a patient has already started to become upset following surgery. Explaining things at that point may sound like you're making an excuse or dismissing his complaint.

      Before surgery, I let patients know that they may experience some unwanted images afterwards. I explain that the images don't mean anything, and that they'll go away over time. Most important, I tell them that it's crucial to keep the gain turned down—if unwanted images occur, don't focus on them. Give your brain time to do its job.

      Does this approach really work? I've never had to exchange a lens in one of my own cataract patients—only in upset patients who've come to me from other offices. Some of my patients do complain about unwanted images, but they know the images will go away if they don't focus on them. And the images do go away: Sometimes when patients return later I ask about this. They say, "You're right, the images are gone." The brain has learned to cancel them out. 

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    You are not blind and can see through both eyes, why would you need surgery? If you are worried book an appointment with an ophthalmalogist, for a proper eye check to make sure there isn't anything else going on. 
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    Man I suggest you to Get an appointment with Ophthalmologist because I think your brain is ignoring your Squint eye which is very bad news ,if ignored it'll become very weak and u wont be able to see things with that eye !! Since ur vision is good you can get glasses or even surgery to get it fixed now!!

    I'm suffering from Squint and my vision is very bad

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    have you had cataract surgery?  If your sight in both eyes are equal and your brain is turning off the signal from one eye, it could be due to your squint. To prevent double vision, the brain will ignore one eye if the two can't focus together (this happens if one or both turns in or out, which is what I think you mean by "squint").

    But, if nothing has changed recently, and your eyes have the same vision, then this could be a new problem. 

    Do you have trouble seeing 3D images/movies or with depth perception?

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      I didn't have any sort off cataract or trouble seeing 3d images or movies....

      But when i see something without my specs for example if i'm seeing my eyeball left i would see double images

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      Yes, strabismus and amblyopia.  Some believe that vision therapy (eye exercises) will help and others say not past age 7 or so... Your doctor should be able to help you!  My son had eye patches, then surgery and then therapy and he still can't see in 3D, but he falls less so I think his depth perception is better - he has glasses just for reading/writing (to make his weak eye better) and his eyes get really tired from reading, but it's better than before.

      In other words, there are things that you can do to improve this, even if it's not "perfect" in the end.  Good luck!

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      sad Hugs to you, Chandu and to Prashanth!

      I just wish I could see what my son sees!  I'd understand sooo much better!  When I was younger and had to go for vision testing, the doctor said I had "lazy eye" and that was that.  My mother called me lazy and told me to work harder at seeing things correctly (um, not what it means and no help there - just made me feel awful and confused). But, my vision/amblyopia is only a fraction of what I think his is like.  My son doesn't always recognize people he knows. He has difficulty learning, remembering and recognizing faces. He can do it, but he listens for someone to speak or watches from a distance to see a person's walk, jacket, lunchbox, sneakers...whatever gives him a clue.  I know that's not ambloypia, but my point is that vision is a tricky thing and so many of us take it for granted!  I'm so sorry for your struggles, Chandu!

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      My vision is very Poor and I can't see things which is really bad!! But what worse is my eyes drifts rolleyes which making me go insane rolleyes wish my parents took to me to eye specialist and fixed when i was young . And hope ur sons improve their visions and i can't recognise people from long distance bcz my eye don't see things clearly
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      I don't think you're too old to have the surgery...see an ophthalmologist and see what s/he says.  The way I understand it, if one eye drifts/turns, then they don't have much of a chance of working together. Even if one doesn't turn, the brain could still ignore the other/weaker one, but I guess it could give someone a fighting chance to have the surgery.  

      We've seen seven eye doctors in seven years (two followed my son over most of that time, but we did get other opinions - both from optometrists and ophthalmologists) and no one thinks my son will ever see in 3D. My older son has normal vision and MAY need glasses at some point, but otherwise totally fine vision. My younger son is the one with strabismus (now surgically corrected but a tiny turn still remains), amblyopia, mild prosopagnosia (can't recognize faces), and possibly more visual processing problems but hard to diagnose or know in a child?  His vision is 20/50, it's not horrible!  BUT, his brain doesn't do the right thing with what his eyes see...if that makes sense.

      Parents don't understand unless they've been there themselves, most of the time...and speaking as one, myself!  I read the same line over and over when my eyes are tired (which happens often when I read), plus I have amblyopia (but not strabismus) and I have nystagmus (if I try to cross my eyes, they just shake instead). So my family just laughed at me for not being able to hit a baseball...there was no "oh, let's give her vision therapy"! I had to figure some things out as I became an adult. 

      If we have a regular eye exam in the U.S., it isn't paid for by medical insurance (some companies offer vision insurance but we don't have that option). But, with the strabismus and amblyopia, we only needed to pay the co-pay amount for visits. The therapy was a few thousand dollars though (sorry to say - and it was a gamble, but it did help) and we paid $250, I think for some of the surgery costs. I don't know how it works in countries with socialised medicine, but it may not even cost you much to have a doctor test and treat you.  Good luck!

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      My parents didn't cared much bcz it was not a major issue back then but now I'm feeling I'm lost in this world bcz of my eyes and from last 3 yr I'm stuck in home and hate to go out !!! I just like to be alone now ! And I'm planning to visit ophthalmologist soon
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