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eye exercises for adult strabismus

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 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 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Proper treatment involves evaluation by an ophthalmologist & specific use of patching, lenses or surgery. Exercises are a waste of time.
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No: The surgery for strabismus will not alter any eyelid droopiness, as the surgery is for extra-ocular muscles only (those that move the eyeball) and not ... Read More
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience in 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. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience in Ophthalmology
Rarely!: Eye excercises rarely are helpful. In few cases only it has been shown to help. Please see a pediatric ophthalmologist who may direct you towards be ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Doubtful both eyes: 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 d ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Small amounts of ocular misalignment can be successfully managed with prism in glasses. Larger amounts of misalignment require surgery to repair.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Possibly: If you had patching when you were an infant and a young child, then your eyes (each alone) may have reached their best potential vision by age eight. ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coby Hartman
18 years experience in Retinal Surgery
In short, no.: Myopia, or near-sightedness, is either due to a longer than normal eye (typically longer than 24mm), or a steep cornea. Neither of these can be reduc ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Generally 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
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: It will provide no benefit.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience in Pediatrics
Speak to your doc: Whomever diagnosed you should be happy to discuss cost and financing options. Your insurance company may also be able to help.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Maybe: If you are having double vision and measurements are consistent, then a 4th surgery may be considered. Your surgeon will not to be cautious not to di ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Corrective wear...: ... Is the most important treatment. The eye needs to be looking through the best prescription. The other eye should be blocked (all under the guida ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Varies with duration: Ambliopia 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
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Confusing question: Proper vision requires brain input of 2 similar sharp images by well aligned eyeballs.If one eye is sharper than the other, or alignment is bad,the br ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
None: Only glasses and/or surgery can fix it. Convergence insufficiency can be helped a little with vision training.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Strabismus surgery is usually done by ophthalmologists that have done additional training in this delicate area of eye muscle surgery. Many are affili ... Read More
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

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