Originally Posted by ChuckCorbisiero
I had 2 surgeries on my right eye for strabismus and double vision. I'm due for a 3rd. The eye muscles are effected by whatever strain you put on your body. Any mis-alignment of your spine and neck or even hips and ankles for that matter can negatively effect your eyes. Posture, breathing and relaxation are key here. First thing to do is reevaluate your posture and alignment to see if you are exacerbating your retinal-macular problem.
Originally Posted by drurb
Really? Oh yes, that must be why when my shoes are laced up tight, my vision improves.
This is a good example of why medical advice should not be sought on the internet.
Originally Posted by Don Higdon
What I do know is that fixated eye muscles are a common indicator of unconscious tension, as is, for example, a sore back. AT addresses the cause of the tension response so that as an indirect consequence, the condition ceases to occur.
I hadn't read Chuck's post closely when I jumped in. I'm not ready to throw him under the bus because, essentially, he's on the right track. His mistake is to assume that a symptom (misaligned limb) is a cause of another symptom (the OP's eye problem).
Unconscious, habitual tension expresses itself in different places, singly or in combination, in different people: lower back pain, short temper, carpal tunnel, agitated emotional state, et al. Tension in the self can be compared to a liquid or gas pipe under enough pressure to make it burst. The pipe does not burst uniformly; it bursts at its weakest point(s).
All Alexander teachers observe their students' eye behavior as a possible expression of unconscious tension, which may or may not be accompanied by other forms. This is a legitimate possible explanation of the OP's experience, however imprecisely Chuck may have stated it.