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i have a lazy eye should i go to an ophthalmologist or to an optometrist

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Odette
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: If you are under the age of 10 then definitely yes. If your "lazy eye" has vision problems or you wish to have the eye corrected it would be a good i ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Turning off vision: The brain utilizes the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or weakne ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Salma Elfaki
20 years experience Pediatrics
Ophthalmologist: If you need any procedure done, the ophthalmologist will be able to take care of it for you and do a more extensive workup.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hamstra
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: While you can see with both eyes, your brain does not like double vision that comes from an eye that is 'lazy' --- left untreated your brain will 'pre ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Without an exam and further info, it is very difficult to make a diagnosis. There are some disease processes of the eyes that can cause a droopy lid. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Lazy eye: An eye that cannot see well despite being without disease is called amblyopic or "lazy". There are many causes, most common are strabismus (an eye th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Look at pictures: A "lazy eye" usually is one in which there is lowered vision and it does not align with the other eye (usually turning out, sometimes in up or down). ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
An eye exam: You may feel a problem or see blur in your eye. The only definitive way of identifying a true problem and amblyopia is with a complete eye exam by yo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
It can be: Many cases of amblyopia are due to differences in refraction between the eyes or grossly out of focus eyes. Sometimes, it is caused by farsightedness ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Zaidi
Dr. Ali Zaidi answered
15 years experience Ophthalmology
No: If you have amblyopia, or lazy eye, then it may mean that you don't have normal vision in that eye. Lasik (or lasek) surgery will not fix that proble ... Read More
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