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amblyopia vs strabismus

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes, but...: Adult strabismus can be surgically corrected, but may recur over time and may need to be re-treated. Glasses with prism can help and prevent the need ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: It is certainly possible and your surgeon should be able to give you your chance of success. You need a pediatric ophthalmologist.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
21 years experience Ophthalmology
They are differnt: Strabismus is when the eyes are not properly aligned so that one eye is deviated. Amblyopia is decreased vision in one or both eyes because the image ... Read More
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Dr. Yale Kanter
61 years experience Ophthalmology
Strabismus: Strabismus affects the eye muscle alignment of both eyes and in an individual that has a constant strabismus (including a micro-strabismus) in which o ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
See a doctor!: To determine if you have either of these issues you will need to see an eye professional for an examination.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Vision vs position : Amblyopia is the lowering of vision in one eye due to structural or position defects in infancy and childhood. Strabismus is the general term for eye ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
23 years experience Pediatrics
Ophthalmology: These conditions are treated by ophthalmology. They treat these conditions with glasses and surgery.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Neither: People with amblyopia rarely have double vision. New onset double vision should be evaluated soon by an ophthalmologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
32 years experience Pediatrics
Eye Surgery: See an eye doctor for a proper examination, radiologic workup, and possible eye surgery and eyeglasses.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
24 years experience Ophthalmology
They can be mutual!: Amblyopia results from the brain not learning how to use the information from the eye. Sources of that may be refraction (glasses), deprivation (eye ... Read More
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Dr. Inna Ozerov
23 years experience Ophthalmology
"Lazy : "lazy eye" is a lay term for amblyopia, where one eye is favored over the other by the brain. There are many reasons why this could happen, one of th ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Both generic: Both these terms are generically used for ocular motility disorders. "lazy eye" is a laymen's term. Strabismus is the medical term for any misalignme ... Read More

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