What material was used for your lower eyelid surgery? Graft from palate? From ear? Or artificial material?
I had my strabismus surgery AFTER my OD. That is not the sequence that is recommended, but I had to have the OD in active phase to relieve pressure on the optic nerve. I had severe double vision in three fields, both eyes, before and after the OD. No double vision caused by the OD.
Then a few months later, I had bilateral strabismus surgery, which completely got rid of all double vision in all fields. I do wear prisms in my glasses, but I do not have double vision with or without them.
It has been my experience that oculofacial surgeons do not do the strabismus surgery. I went to an eye doc who had a large pediatric practice, did many of these procedures on kids, and of course, the “special population” of adults with TED. It was a wonderful, successful surgery and The easiest. Have you had this discussion with anyone? I don't see any reason why you should have to continue with any double vision if you have the strabismus surgery.
TED 2008-present. OD for pressure on optic nerve 02/02/10
Eye muscle surgery 09/23/10 Upper eyelid surgery 02/01/11
Lower eyelids with grafts from palate, 10/5, 10/25/11
Graves dx/thyroidectomy 1959-Synthroid from 1980