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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually not: This is a condition of lowered vision usually from childhood issues. The eye commonly looks normal but does not see as well as the others. Most full ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
17 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes in children: Amblyopia is treatable in children. The earlier the treatment the better the results. Causes if amblyopia include problems obstruction the view of the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Amblyopia: Amblyopic therapy is specific and if there is a refractive error difference between the two eyes that is responsible for the amblyopia then lasik sur ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not really: Eye exercises help to align the eyes in cases of mild strabismus. If the alignment is sufficiently incorrect then glasses, patching and even surgery ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: It will provide no benefit.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Poor image in 1 eye: Amblyopia occurs when the child's brain has a choice to pay attention to one eye or the other. If the image from one eye is less clear, points the wr ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience in Ophthalmology
Blurred vision: Amblyopia is a doctor's name for diminished vision, usually in just one eye, in the absence of demonstrable anatomic abnormalities, i.e. The eye exam ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: Ambliopia (lazy eye) is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Go to see eye doctor: You need to see an ophthalmologist for further examination and treatment. Treatment varies from eye drop or patches to glasses to corrective surgery. ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Only in the young: Amblyopia is a condition in which an eye which is otherwise normal, sees less well. It is almost always caused by some eye malposition or refractive ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Lazy eye: One eye moves normally in the direction of an object, while the other eye points in, out, up or down.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sort of: Most cases of this will improve or even go away completely if treated with appropriate glasses in children and teenagers. If it does not, then glasse ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Varies with duration: Amblyopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Unlikely: If amblyopia is not addressed by age 7-8 or so it is permanent and vision therapy is usually unsuccessful at restoring good vision.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Having the right prescription is very important in the treatment of amblyopia. While there are several causes, the pathway is the same: the brain supp ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: They have no evidence based value & their pursuit could delay worthwhile treatment & increase the chances that the condition will be permanent.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Fagman
47 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: There is no surgical procedure that will correct amblyopia. In fact, in my opinion, lasik surgery should never be done in a patient with amblyopia. Th ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Varies widely: The depth of amblyopia generally depends upon the level of blur present during childhood. We generally see visions ranging from 20/30 to as poor as 2 ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
26 years experience in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes. Some forms are more complex and are more difficult to fix but for the most part strabismus is fixable.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
No: Laser vision correction eliminates the glasses prescription but foes not correct strabismus. Depending on your case, control of strabismus may improv ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or ... Read More
A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe: Amblyopia is triggered when the brain decides to reduce/eliminate input from an eye that is weaker or giving double vision.Like turning off a camera. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe: Amblyopia is a condition resulting after the brain decides to turn off the visual input of one eye because it presents a blurred, weak or distorted im ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Not usually: Laser eye or implant surgery will correct your prescription but strabismus will likely persist. Muscle surgery may be needed. On the other hand, if ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Possibly: If the amblyopia is not severe and it is caught in time then it can be greatly improved and perhaps eliminated with therapy.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: There are procedures for farsighted eyes and for nearsighted eyes as well. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
22 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Astigmatism correctn: Absolutely. The vast majority of corneal refractive surgery, i.e. Lasik or surface ablation/prk, is for just that. Most people wearing glasses for d ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Ill defined margins: ill-defined margins of the optic disc generally are not of any consequence. As long as the optic disc is not swollen and there are signs of normal in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Double vision: Need to see an ophthalmologist.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Generally no: Vision therapy is an untested procedure, advocated by "vision therapy optometrists". It has never been subjected to clinical trials and more experien ... Read More
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Micropsia: Yes, it can if the macular pucker is severe enough. Micropsia is a condition in which objects are perceived to be smaller than they actually are. Micr ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: See your eye doctor to prescribe necessary spectacle prescription. Patching the good eye forcing the use of lazy eye.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience in Retinal Surgery
In children: It is treated with glasses, patching, and/or eye drops. It is not really treatable in adults. See an eye doctor in person to make sure of what you hav ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
None: There is no evidence that supports a video game as a treatment for amblyopia. It is usually patching that works.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Unlikely: The brain is wired in such a way as to allow some improvement from amblyopia if treated early (before age 7). After age 9, there is little that can b ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Dyslexia is a : Language-based learning disability that is brain-based. Intensive, long-term, multimodal therapy can improve reading skills & actually change the area ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
23 years experience in Ophthalmology
Never: There is no homeopathic treatment for amblyopia. Please challenge anyone claiming there is any type of "medicine" for amblyopia to produce a peer-revi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sure: First we must determine the cause then the use of patching, eye drops, eye glasses and surgery may be employed singly or together to combat amblyopia.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends on your age: Infants with apparent lazy eye can be treated with glasses and possible surgery to correct lazy eye. It is often difficult to notice that a child is d ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Turn your head: So the lazy eye less visible?

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