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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Blurred vision: Amblyopia is a doctor's name for diminished vision, usually in just one eye, in the absence of demonstrable anatomic abnormalities, i.e. The eye exam ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: There are many diseases that can mimic a lazy eye. Your ophthalmologist can evaluate for these.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Lack of binocularity: When your 2 eyes don't work together to make one picture, you see double. So your brain stops 1 eye from working so the good eye an see one picture. T ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Weaker eye: The "lazy" eye is either misaligned and not looking in the right direction, or is less focused than the stronger eye. If not treated at an early age ( ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
26 years experience Pediatric Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No treatment: There is no effective treatment for a lazy eye in an adult.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
54 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes and no: A turned eye can be fixed surgiucally. An eye with amblyopia can sometimes be strengthened with patching if the patient is a child.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Age matters: An infant with a lazy eye will often respond to either patching or wearing modified eye glasses. An adult with a lazy eye generally requires surgery, ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Sometimes: With early identification of the problem and consistent and effective therapy many of our patients have achieved normal vision with the exception of s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Levin
13 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: It depends what the lazy eye is from. If it is due to crossing or drifting, you can correct it back to a normal position, but if it has been present ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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