A 34-year-old member asked:
If you have amblyopia, is there a surgery to correct the lazy eye?
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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.
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Pediatric Ophthalmology 58 years experience
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Is there a surgery to correct a lazy eye?
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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.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Can refractive surgery benefit lazy eye syndrome (amblyopia)?
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Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: It will provide no benefit.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Will I probably need surgery to correct a lazy eye?
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Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Lazy eye: Usually not unless there is a significant eye muscle problem associated with it.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Im 18 and i have a lazy eye can it be corrected without surgery??
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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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Last updated Feb 4, 2017
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