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A 40-year-old member asked:

I have a lazy eye. how do i fix it?

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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.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can you fix a lazy eye?

5 doctor answers18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes.: First of all, it depends on the age of the patient. Possible solutions include glasses, patching, or surgery. Talk to your ophthalmologist (not optometrist).
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can I do to permanently fix a lazy eye?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can glasses fix a lazy eye? How?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Depends on the cause, vision, and amount of eye deviation. Sometimes glasses can be made to get the eyes to look straight ahead.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are some benefits of fixing a lazy eye?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Cosmesis: Often in teenagers or adults requests are made to straighten a strabismic eye. This is done primarily for psychsocial reasons to make the eyes appear more natural. Frequently, the eye misaligment is worse in one eye and surgery is often performed on the amblyopic eye only. The vision however will not improve.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to fix a lazy eye? If so, how?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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.

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