• Can surgery help fix exophoria?


    Question:
    Can surgery help fix exophoria? I have exophoria, which causes convergence insufficiency and even though I do vision exercises, my eyes can't converge properly.

    Answer:

    Typically, surgery is not needed for exophoria (when one eye drifts outward). Some patients with convergence insufficiency may be exophoric (intermittent drifting) at times and exotropic (continuous drifting) at others. Surgery can help such patients if eye exercises and prism do not. While these treatments frequently improve the drifting, they may not cure the problem.