Adult lazy eye surgery advice

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IstandwithJKRowling92 Sun 19-Jul-20 17:38:43

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some advice really. I had an in-turned squint as a child in my left eye. I had corrective surgery at three years old and have worn glasses ever since. I then started experiencing my left eye (the one I had an operation on) turning outwards when I was about 16 years old. This I feel has been progressively getting worse in the last 12 years (currently 28). I still have good vision in the left eye and the if I have a good nights rest, its barely noticeable. The problem is I am in a PhD programme and so I'm constantly staring at the computer. In addition, I'm sharing a house with other students so find it hard to get a good nights sleep. As a result I feel like my lazy eye is only getting worse and more prominent. It's starting to really affect my self esteem, as I constantly have to give presentations and hate that people stare.

I would like surgery on it again and I found this reference which made me hopeful of what I could expect as an adult getting this surgery:https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Strabismus-surgery-for-adults-in-the-United-Kingdom-indications-evidence-base-and-benefits.pdf

If you've read till this point then thank you! My question is, how do I get more information on which surgeons are the best/have the most experience doing this surgery. When I spoke to my GP, they said a referral to a hospital specialist would not happen until September because of COVID. I am willing to pay for the surgery privately however, I do not always think that private surgeons are better, and if waiting in the NHS means I get access to the best services then I'm willing to wait.

tl:dr How do I find information on which surgeons are nationally the best at adult strabismus surgery.

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Alpha543 Sun 19-Jul-20 21:30:10

I had my eye re done in my mid 30s after operations as a child.
It took around 9 months after being first transferred from my optometrist to the nhs eye hospital in Newcastle 5 years on still going strong.

underneaththeash Sun 19-Jul-20 23:06:47

Op - have you had your eyes tested recently?
You may just need a stronger prescription or a reading add.

FelineFoxy Tue 11-May-21 18:12:52

Hi OP, did you get any further with this? I am 49 and have been told all my life that I should have been patched as a child & now it is too late - so I am v interested in this

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