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A 22-year-old male asked:

I have a lazy eye. i have been wearing glasses but of little use. will vision from a lazy eye get worse with time?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Some basics: Lazy eye is a lay term. Some use it to describe an eye that drifts in or out, not lined up with the other eye. Some apply it to a weaker eye. If the 2 eyes do not have the same strength, or one does not line up, it gives the brain 2 images. Over time (years) the brain can decide to turn off one eye & stay with the best image. Since your status is unclear it is unclear what your outcome could be.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Do you think wearing glasses will help with my lazy eye?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely to happen: At a listed age of 48, it is likely this issue has gone on too long for you to regain lost vision.Glasses can help kids regain vision if it is used before the visual pathways are finished developing. An adult with set pathways will not.

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