Anisometropic amblyopia due to ROP w/ anisoeikonia

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by douglas, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. douglas

    douglas Guest

    Hi! I have anisometropic amblyopia due to grade 2 ROP in my right eye
    (OD: at least -11.00D, need to get this info from my optometrist; OS:
    -2.75). I alos have anisoeikonia. My optometrist declined to give me
    the required strength of lens to correct my right eye, b/c it would
    make my glasses lopsided and unattractive, so he gave me a balance
    lens.

    I consulted a colleague of my ophthalmologist, and he recommended
    using a contact lens in my right eye to make it so the power in my
    glasses will be about equal.

    Now, I will obviously need the lens system ground eikonically, so the
    image sizes will be equal.

    My left eye is basically my entire central vision, while my right eye
    provides all my peripheral vision on that side. I cannot see behind my
    right shoulder at all.

    My ophthalmologist's colleague says that getting a Visian ICL will be
    possible in the future, but that I should wait until my eyes have
    fully matured, and my prescription fully stabilizes.

    From 1 to 10, w/ the 10 being most complicated, 1 being easy-peasy,
    how complex is my refractive situation?

    Thanks!
     
    douglas, Aug 13, 2009
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    douglas Guest

    Ahhh...so lazy eye can be useful.

    What type of contact lens do you recommend, soft, rigid, or hybrid?
    I'm leaning to the Synergeyes brand.
     
    douglas, Aug 13, 2009
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    Dan Abel Guest

    I'm a layperson. I don't know a lot of these words, or what they mean,
    but I'll give some answers anyway.

    My wife has a balance lens, due to amblyopia. The OD determined that
    her vision wasn't correctable in that eye, so no sense in prescribing a
    lens for it. As with you, the balance lens was for cosmetic reasons.
    Now you've lost me. If your vision is correctable, then contact lenses
    are the way to go. I've been there. I had -12D in one eye, and zero in
    the other. Contacts work, glasses don't.
    Contacts will eliminate this problem. Can you wear them in both eyes,
    or do you need this because you can't?

    I've lost some peripheral vision in both eyes. It's not fun. "Excuse
    me, sorry for crashing into you. I didn't see you."
    Sounds like good advice.
    From a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 means I know what I'm talking about,
    and 10 means you should have deleted this post before reading it, I'll
    rate myself as a 5.
     
    Dan Abel, Aug 14, 2009
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    douglas Guest

    Well, I still need my glasses for my left eye, and my
    ophthalmologist's colleague said that I should have the majority of
    correction for my right eye in my contact, and the remainder in my
    right eyeglass should be equal to the power of my left eye's glass.
    And they make me look really cool. I have scheduled a contact lens
    fitting during my annual eye exam at the end of the month.
    I like the way my glasses look, and I only need a contact for my right
    eye; the left is fully corrected by my glasses.
    Well, it isn't that bad as to be hemianopsia, but it's very annoying
    as I can only make out highly blurred images beyond around one foot
    from my right eye. But my left eye fully compensates for at least 160
    degrees of my field of view while looking straight ahead.
     
    douglas, Aug 14, 2009
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    Dan Abel Guest

    Sounds like you and your doctor understand, and I just don't. I wish
    you all the best. I wore contacts for 10 years. It was an adjustment,
    but worked well for me.
     
    Dan Abel, Aug 15, 2009
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