A 44-year-old member asked:
Is there a way to fix strabismus/lazy eye without surgery?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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 23-year-old member asked:
How old do you have to be to fix a lazy eye without surgery?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Kiraanswered
Ophthalmology 23 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.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
How do I fix lazy eye without surgery?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Goldsteinanswered
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Patching or glasses: In certain specific types of lazy eye, patching and glasses may work. Ask your eye doctor.
5.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
Do you think I should I get a surgery to fix my lazy eye?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kurt Andreasonanswered
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery 25 years experience
Lazy eye: Likely, but it depends what you mean by 'lazy eye' as people use that term differently. See my previous posts about strabismus. Ptosis can be fixed as well, but amblyopia (lack of visual brain development as a child) cannot be fixed in an adult. See your ophthalmologist (eye surgergeon/md) for an evaluation and clarification.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Rx May help: Lazy eye 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.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 16, 2017
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