Have to check in with the good news! I got the eye muscle (strabismus) surgery done. The first week I was very sore, but my eyes were lined up so I didn't have lots of double vision. The following week I had headaches, lots of discomfort and the double vision returned. Damn! I also had quite a bit of light and wind sensitivity. I was discouraged because it was almost worse than before the surgery. Doc said it was apparent that I was having plenty of swelling, gave me some steroids. Still it was a couple of months before things started to settle down. Slowly I was getting better all around. Then about 1 month ago I forgot to put on my eye patch when I started out driving. To my amazement I could drive OK without it. If I look to the left, I still have double vision, but I just temporarily close one eye, or turn my head completely to look. Since the eye muscle surgery initially set my alignment straight ahead, apparently once all the swelling went down, my eyes settled with pretty good (but not perfect!) alignment. My eyes are no longer light sensitive and the improvement in my overall functioning is really good. I had a 2nd surgery date scheduled, but do not believe I will need/use it. I can drive (well) during day and night. The doc told me it would take time, but while I was in the middle of it, it didn't seem like I would get better. I did.
So … I woke up December 1, 2015 with my eyes bulging. By September 2017 the nightmare is over. I am on the other side of this thing now. I know it doesn't always work out, but it did for me and it can for you.
Can never THANK this group enough for all the information, education, assistance, perspective, encouragement that helped me through this. I hope I can be of help to others the way others have helped me.