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  1. Taliyah Reply

    i get talked about a lot my self esteem is low and i think i should have surgery to fix my eye but i dont think i can afford it

  2. Esoman Reply

    Sovoto is dead if you ask me. Last year I posted several times with several questions and was never answered by a single sole. It was really popular it seemed around the time Barry’s book was out that 2010 year range was popular. Sad

    • Michael Lievens Reply

      It’s hard to compete with FB patient groups since everyone is already on FB.

      Hope to see you there.


  3. Alan Foster Reply

    I had 2 surgeries I don’t recommend for anyone, surgery. Find a “COVD ” certified Vision Therapist Eye Doctor instead…. Mine has been great and the many results and suggestions for VT have bee great.

  4. candy Reply

    I have lived with this my whole life. It has changed my whole life. I had one surgery when I was in my 20’s. Didn’t work. I can’t even look at people straight on. The worst five words I’ve ever heard are “What’s wrong with your eye” I am 67 now and still cannot bear this. Don’t like having my picture taken. When people do take my picture in a group I try to turn sideways. I don’t think anybody realizes the severity of this condition. Always thinking about people looking at your eyes. I’m very sad just typing this.

    • George Alexanian Reply

      I got strabismus when I was 2 after a high fever. I had my first surgery in France in 1956, and it worked, but came to US and couldn’t afford eye exercises. Right eye drifted outward until 2008 to an extreme of 50 diopters. At age 63, finally got the nerve to do the surgery. About a month after the surgery, the blood shot eyes disappeared and at a trade show, for the first time I could look someone straight in the eyes and they didn’t flinch and turn away. I’m 75 now and it has remained straight. So have faith. I was on another blog for ten years and helped others to make the decision to have it done, but you need to ask the right questions to the right surgeon. Where are you located? I’m in California.

  5. Ryan Reply

    I’ve had it from 1 years old got an operation at 4 but in my 20s into my 30s working as a studio and eng camera operator reversed the surgery from constantly looking in a viewfinder with one eye and using the other eye to locate what to film next now my eyes work independent of each other. I get asked all the time if I have a glass eye or what’s wrong with me.i don’t even look at people in the eyes and hate being in photos,even the photographer at my wedding was making crappy comments.

  6. Maria Reply

    I had surgery when I was seven.
    My left eye still gives me problems. I wear glasses and am now 74, didn’t have surgery because I saw that people complained about double vision. All the teasing and funny looks I sometimes get have turned me into an introvert. Some of the vision exercises help.

  7. Mya Reply

    B/F/31 School pictures sucked. I got surgery in my early twenties because I started having some double vision and Blue Cross Blue Shield covered needing my eyes corrected through my childhood eye specialist who’s practice treated adults. I was on my father’s insurance he is an MTA bus driver in MD. I’ll need surgery again someday. It’s holding for now. Still self-conscious. Still ask if my eyes are crossing. They weaken a little when I’m tired. People see beauty where I see an ugly cross-eyed little girl. Surgery doesn’t fix everything. But it helps.

  8. Peter Reply

    in my 28 years of existing, i have being living in my shadows. My eyes won’t allow me be confidant in myself. In this part of the world, I get bullied, made jokes off, your self esteem doesn’t mean jack to anyone. So today I decided to check if there is a community, I hope someone helps me with a direction. Discord or twitter

  9. Keith M Reply

    This is my first time discoing this website. I had surgery (in 1963) for crossed eyes at 1 years old. For the most part people don’t detect that my eyes are crossed, even so I don’t have stereo vision. I grew up not knowing that I see different than others. I was terrible at any sport with a small ball (tennis, baseball etc.) and I was humiliated by other students and coaches in school because of it. Other sports I excelled at, but the experience put me off sports pretty much. My vision was constantly measured at 20/20 or better growing up. I had no idea until my early 20’s when having my vision tested for a flight physical that I had strabismus and what it meant. In this particular instance it thankfully got me out of rescue swimmer school (I was a strong swimmer in Aircrew School) because the flight surgeon only allowed me to fly in fixed wing aircraft (no helicopters for me). The knowledge that I don’t have stereo vision and what that means has answered so many questions, even if it still Tripps me up from time to time (pouring wine into a glass for example). Now I plan to spend many hours reading comments here and learning.

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