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can you get a lazy eye if something goes wrong during an eyebrow piercing?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not a true lazy eye: A true lazy eye is an eye that cannot see well because the part of the brain that receives information from that eye did not develop properly during childhood. Some people mistakenly call strabismus (crooked eyes, or eyes that look in different directions) a lazy eye. In the unlikely event that an eye-area piercing goes deep and causes an eye muscle infection or injury, strabismus could happen.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Lazy: Doubtful. If the needle used to pierce the eyebrow goes into your eye, or if you get an infection from the eyebrow piercing that spreads to your eye, then your vision could be affected. But this seems very unlikely. To get a lazy eye, this would have to occur in chldhood.
Dr. John Baker
Neurology 14 years experience
Sure: It is possible since the nerve (one of two) goes right through there. Recommend off center piercing.

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