Our 3-year-old was diagnosed on Friday with intermittent strabismus & amblyopia. Basically, his left eye deviates outward when he's tired or daydreaming. The doctor we're seeing is supposed to be the best pediatric ophthalmologist in our state, and he is recommending surgery. Our son isn't currently having any noticeable vision problems, and his vision in that eye is surprisingly good considering the amount of muscle weakness he has on that side. The doctor is recommending doing surgery on both eyes at the same time to alleviate tension on a muscle at the bottom of each eye. He would be put under general anesthesia for the surgery. He also gave us the option of only having the left eye operated on, but it would be a slightly more invasive surgery (cutting into two muscles in that eye instead of just one) & the result is not likely to be as good as with the double eye surgery. The doctor we're seeing seems very knowledgable & kind. My concern is, with him not having any apparent vision problems right now, it seems scary to have his eyes operated on & take the risk of him losing his eyesight or worse. We're going to get a second opinion before we decide anything, but I wanted to see if anyone here has been through something similar & what decision you made. Or, what would you do if this were your child?