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A 34-year-old member asked:

If you have amblyopia, is there a surgery to correct the lazy eye?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
No: Amblyopia (lazy eye) develops when one eye is not used early in life. This is usually due to not using both eyes together due to eye position (ie. Crossed), or amount of eyeglass correction. If not caught early in life the brain does not make the proper connections to see well out of that eye. If the amblyopia is due to eye position eye muscle surgery at a young age may help.
Dr. Johan Zwaan
Pediatric Ophthalmology 58 years experience
Only in childhood: It depends on what is meant with "lazy eye". In adults reduced vision due to amblyopia unfortunately can not be "fixed". This can only be done in early childhood, usually by patching and glasses. If the eye deviates, surgery can be done at any age.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is there a surgery to correct a lazy eye?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Yes but....: Binocular vision is usually established by the age of 18 months. After that age surgery has only a cosmetic value.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can refractive surgery benefit lazy eye syndrome (amblyopia)?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: It will provide no benefit.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Will I probably need surgery to correct a lazy eye?

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Lazy eye: Usually not unless there is a significant eye muscle problem associated with it.
Dr. Param Fagoora
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
OR IF THE OTHER PATHOLOGY LIKE MEDIA OPACIITES, LIKE CATARACT , CORNEAL OPACIYT, ANISOMETROPIA ARE NOT PRESENT
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A 18-year-old male asked:

Im 18 and i have a lazy eye can it be corrected without surgery??

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Ophthalmologist: Sometimes a lazy eye can be treated without surgery, but an ophthalmologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you.

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