Top
10
Doctor insights on: Amblyopia And Strabismus

Share
1

1
How to tell if I have refractive amblyopia or strabismus?

How to tell if I have refractive amblyopia or strabismus?

See a doctor!: To determine if you have either of these issues you will need to see an eye professional for an examination. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
207 doctors shared insights

Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed is where the eyes do not both look straight ahead, but are misaligned so one or both point slightly inward. This can cause a person to have double-vision, since the two images from ...Read more


2

2
What is the difference between an amblyopia and a strabismus?

What is the difference between an amblyopia and a strabismus?

Vision vs position : Amblyopia is the lowering of vision in one eye due to structural or position defects in infancy and childhood. Strabismus is the general term for eyes that are misaligned. Strabismus may cause amblyopia.. A pediatric ophthalmologist will deal with these issues in childhood but amblyopia in adults cannot usually be fixed. ...Read more

3

3
I was wondering what are some ways to treat amblyopia/strabismus?

I was wondering what are some ways to treat amblyopia/strabismus?

Ophthalmology: These conditions are treated by ophthalmology. They treat these conditions with glasses and surgery. ...Read more

4

4
What is the difference between amblyopia(lazy eye) and strabismus(cross eyed)?

What is the difference between amblyopia(lazy eye) and strabismus(cross eyed)?

Big diffrence: Crossed eyes, may result in amblyopia of the eye less used. The brain will mask the image form that eye so patient doesn't see double. Crossed eyes in children less than 2 years old need to be straightened as soon as possible after reasonable amblyopia therapy if present. If eyes are straightened before age 2 3d visison usually develops. Between 2-4 it drops significantly. >4 not possible. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Can you correct strabismus in adult with amblyopia?

Can you correct strabismus in adult with amblyopia?

Yes: It is certainly possible and your surgeon should be able to give you your chance of success. You need a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Is there a difference between strabismus and amblyopia?

Is there a difference between strabismus and amblyopia?

They are differnt: Strabismus is when the eyes are not properly aligned so that one eye is deviated. Amblyopia is decreased vision in one or both eyes because the image or object you are viewing is not properly focused. Amblyopia develops when you are younger usually between birth and 8-9 years when the visual system is still developing. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What’s the difference between strabismus and lazy eye? I though they were the same things, but now i’m reading that they’re not and they can each cause the other. I’m confused!

Not the same: Strabismus means the eyes are crossed - when eyes are crossed in a young child the brain will get confused and ignore the crossed eye, leading to amblyopia or "lazy eye." other causes of a lazy eye can be a very high prescription in one eye that is asymmetric; again the brain starts to ignore the eye with the high prescription (because the image is blurred) and therefore develops amblyopia. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How do a lazy eye and a strabismus differ?

How do a lazy eye and a strabismus differ?

Both generic: Both these terms are generically used for ocular motility disorders. "lazy eye" is a laymen's term. Strabismus is the medical term for any misalignment of the eyes. There are many forms of strabismus and therefore may treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
511 doctors shared insights

Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus is a medical condition due to weakness or paralysis of one or more muscles that control eye movement. As a result, the eyes are not aligned with each other and ...Read more


Dr. Dean Bonsall
309 doctors shared insights

Amblyopia (Definition)

loss not due to a structural problem such as myopia or hyperopia and develops early in life. For ...Read more