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is it possible to develop a lazy eye without being born with it

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Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Some causes of amblyopia such as strabismus or cataract are not present to any significant degree at birth but progress and become evident as the pati ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
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
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience 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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Dr. Michael Mong
36 years experience Ophthalmology
See a pediatric...: If by lazy eye you mean that the eyes are not aligned then this is a very common problem that can and should be fixed by an experienced pediatric opht ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Your question ??: If you are refering to lining the eyes up so they point in the same direction, that might be possible with a skilled eye muscle surgery. The other iss ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Both: Amblyopia is poor vision, usually in one eye, and that can be present at birth or develop in childhood. It never occurs in adults. "lazy eye", where t ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sayed Jovkar
29 years experience Ophthalmology
The : The most important thing is to have an exact diagnosis with your eye doctor. Lazy eye or the technical term (amblyopia) refers to a vision deficienc ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Amblyopia or "lazy : eye" is vision loss, usually in one eye, that occurs in infancy & early childhood when the brain " turns off" signals from an eye that, for 1 o ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Rarely at birth: "Lazy eye" is the term for an eye which sees less well in infancy which will commonly turn out or in. This is accompanied by a reflex called suppress ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pratip Nag
17 years experience Pediatrics
Yes : Yes there can be many reasons for acquired lazy eye ie. You got it after having normal eyes. I would have an ophthalmologist do an exam on the eye, si ... Read More
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