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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Complex issue: The label "lazy eye" is commonly used for the condition amblyopia. This develops if the brain begins to "turn off" the visual input of an eye that pro... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Goldblum
Pediatric Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Depends: Most pediatric ophthalmologists are abandoning the term, "lazy eye." we prefer to use the term strabismus (eye misalignment) or amblyopia (poor vision... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
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
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Pediatric Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Yes: Lazy eye has many meanings. Lazy eye could be an eye misalignment, it could be a droopy eyelid. It could also be decreased vision from a cataract or r... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Multiple reasons: Amblyopia can develop due to focusing differences between the eyes, crossing of the eyes (stabismus), occlusion from things like cataracts. If these ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Kasper
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye): Majority of people who have amblyopia are born with the condition. It means the vision is reduced in one eye. If the vision becomes reduced at your ag... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
You can't: A lazy eye can develop only in children who are eight years old or younger. Adults cannot develop lazy eyes. Tell us your symptoms and we can help ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
In a sense: "lazy eye" is an eye which drifts from straight ahead usually due to visual problems from infancy and childhood. Some adults have compensated for thi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Yes: If by lazy eye you mean an eye turn (strabismus) then yes. Eye turns can develop after birth in the first few years of life. See your eye doctor if yo... Read More

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