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can you fix a lazy eye in adults

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
NO: Not that we know of. If younger than 9 years of age, patching of the other eye may help, as well as glasses. In an adult there has been no sucessful ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not for a while: This is a topic for active research and involves turning on a brain circuit which was turned off in infancy. There is little progress so far but a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Define "lazy eye": Some use this for eyes that don't line up while for others use it for a vision loss condition called amblyopia.Poor alignment is just one factor that ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Define "lazy eye": Most use the term for vision loss from one eye but some do for an eye that is not in alignment. Surgery can help with an alignment problem in kids a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
40 years experience Ophthalmology
No: A lazy eye usually develops during the first three months of life. However early childhood trauma or disease affecting one or both eyes before the age ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The vast majority of visual development is complete by age 7 or 8. Some improvement in vision may be attained at ages up to 18 or so but the gains ar ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Speck
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Often: A lazy eye in an adult will most often tend to drift outward, but it may remain straight, or turn inward, depending on the nature of the underlying di ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Can't: The poor vision is permanent, but surgery can sometimes makes the eyes straighter.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Never too late: A wandering eye can usually be improved with strabismus surgery (working on the muscles of the eyeball) at any age. We would not expect your vision, i ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Dumalaog
28 years experience Pediatrics
See ophthalmologist: Yes there are still treatments. You need to get evaluated by the ophthalmologist and depending on what they see they will you your treatment options
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