1. Debbie B Debbie B United States says:

    My problem is from birth and it wasn't discovered until I was 4.  The typical procedure was attempted of patching for several hours every day, but all that achieved was causing loss of vision in my good eye.  I had been so good at compensating at any early age and continued that throughout my life that I have no noticeable difference in eye positioning like many lazy eye sufferers have.  Though now, I am 39 years old and I am seeing a bit of difference with my affected eye turning the other direction instead of going inward.  I have periods of where my affected eye seems to get very "tired" and I can close it without forcing it for long periods of time to "rest" it.  Now, on top of the amblyopia, I have astigmatism, which at first I was advised to get glasses for, but all that succeeded in doing was causing blurry vision and loss of vision again.  My amblyopia is in my left eye and the only way I can describe it is if you put your hand halfway over your eye and try to look.  I can see what I am looking at, but I cannot focus enough to read any letters, no matter how big they are.  I am not able to see anything 3-D unless it is a theater with DPI technology and then for some reason, I can see it.  My perceptive vision is pretty much out of the question and if I wear any type of glasses with a thick frame as most sunglasses have, I cannot see out of the sides at all.  Needless to say, my vision from my left eye is to the point of legal blindness.  I am an Artist and for me, this effects me on a level that most wouldn't understand.  I have always wondered if I see anything like others with normal vision see.  That includes colors.  Could this be a genetic/heredic disorder/birth defect?  My grandparents all had strabismus (crossed eyes) as well as being close relatives that married and had children (1st cousins).

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