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How do i fix lazy eye without surgery?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Patching or glasses: In certain specific types of lazy eye, patching and glasses may work. Ask your eye doctor.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

How old do you have to be to fix a lazy eye without surgery?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Any age: Not all cases of amblyopia can be treated without surgery. In most cases, the earlier the problem is identified and treatment started the better the outcome.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is there a surgery to fix a lazy eye?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes: If a "lazy eye" is due to eye alignment then eye muscle surgery to help align the eyes better can improve amblyopia. Often the better seeing eye needs to be patched as well to force the weaker eye to develop.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to fix strabismus/lazy eye without surgery?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Rx May help: Ambliopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How do I fix my lazy eye when I already had surgery?

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Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: Lazy eye is a vague term. If you mean droopy lid, this is ptosis which would likely need surgery to be corrected. If you are referring to misalignment of the eyes this is strabismus. This is treated with glasses, exercises, surgery or patching (children only). If you are referring to poor vision in 1 eye (amblyopia) then glasses or patching may help but usually only in kids. See your eye doc.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is surgery the best way to fix a lazy eye?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes and no: 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 issue is will it work. If the brain decided to shut off the input from that eye(ambliopia), the ability to regain that lost input deminishes with time. A discussion with your eye dr can give you guidance.

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