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What is the name of medical procedure required to fix a lazy eye?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Strabismus surgery: If the lazy eye is turned in, out, up, or down, the treatment is a muscle resection or recession. This is a form of strabismus surgery.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Strabismus surgery: Is the procedure to fix a crossed or outwardly turned eye.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What kind of medical procedure is required to "fix" a lazy eye?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: Strabismus can be aided by surgery on the muscles that control eye movement.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Please describe the medical procedure required to "fix" a lazy eye?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Strabismus surgery: "lazy" eye may mean a couple of different things to patients. If the eye is not working well, and eyemd may recommend patching (ie, for kids) to stimulate the brain to use that eye. If the eye is crossed due to amblyopia (classic "lazy" eye), then the crossed eye can be surgically aligned in many patients. Your eyemd can hopefully tell you exactly what you have& the % success in strabismus surgery.

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