A 29-year-old female asked:
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im 30 and my ambiopia is due to presciption indifference.(rt eye, lt is fine) never had roaming or wandering eye. is it possible i will later in life?

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Possible: Depending on how poor the vision is in the amblyopic eye, it is possible that the poorly-seeing eye may "drift" outwards over many years. This certainly does not happen in all cases, but some do drift if the vision is very poor. It can be corrected with eye muscle surgery if the appearance is cosmetically unacceptable. See an eye md who does strabismus surgery for evaluation.
Answered on Jun 11, 2012
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Possibly: Having a weaker eye does increase the likelihood of strabismus later in life especially if the vision is quite poor in the weaker eye.
Answered on Dec 25, 2012

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