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Can amblyopia be corrected at age 12?

Can amblyopia be corrected at age 12?

Maybe: Usually, amblyopia is thought to be fully correctable only before the age of 8. However, some new studies have shown some evidenvce that amblyopia therapy can help kids even at age 12. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

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


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Can you correct strabism in adults with amblyopia?

Can you correct strabism in adults with amblyopia?

Yes: Strabismus refers to an eye that turns the wrong way. Surgery can straighten the eye, but if the amblyopia (brain ignoring the eye, not seeing well) is severe, the eye may go back to turning. Good news: the surgery is pretty easy to go through, and works very well. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery will correct amblyopia?

What kind of surgery will correct amblyopia?

Depends on situation: If the eyeballs are not aligned properly, double vision will occur. Surgery on the muscles that pull the eye into position can line things up correctly. If this is done before the brain decides to stop accepting input from one eye (amblyopia), vision can be improved. However, if the eyes line up properly, & visual loss was unrelated, surgery will not help. ...Read more

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How can I correct amblyopia caused by anisometropia?

How can I correct amblyopia caused by anisometropia?

Not at your age: Amblyopia is a condition in which an eye which is otherwise normal, sees less well. It is almost always caused by some eye malposition or refractive differencies between the two eyes in infancy and early childhood. The pattern of amblyopia becomes fixed if not treated by age 8 years. After that, exercises, etc. Cannot correct the condition. You have fully adapted at age 31. ...Read more

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How do they correct amblyopia caused by anisometropia?

How do they correct amblyopia caused by anisometropia?

Glasses and patching: Anisometropia means the two eyes have very different refractive errors, or they need very different prescriptions to correct the vision. This means the two images the brain sees are hard to fuse, so the brain ignores one. The treatment is to correct the vision as best you can and using patching therapy if amblyopia is already present. If done at a young age, vision can be improved. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure that can correct amblyopia?

Is there a surgical procedure that can correct amblyopia?

Varies with duration: 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. ...Read more

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Can lasik correct amblyopia?

Can lasik correct amblyopia?

Amblyopia: Amblyopic therapy is specific and if there is a refractive error difference between the two eyes that is responsible for the amblyopia then lasik surgery could be considered depending on the age and other circumstances. If the amblyopia is uncorrected before the age of six, it is usually not correctable. ...Read more

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Can lasik correct an amblyopia?

No: There is no surgical procedure that will correct amblyopia. In fact, in my opinion, lasik surgery should never be done in a patient with amblyopia. This advice is from a surgeon who has done thousands of lasik procedures. ...Read more

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Can wearing eyeglasses correct amblyopia?

Can wearing eyeglasses correct amblyopia?

Varies with duration: Amblyopia 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.This works primarily in kids where the problem has not go on too long.It will not benefit adults whose problem has lasted years. ...Read more

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Do you think amblyopia treatment would yield any results if it starts at the age of 18 years?

Do you think amblyopia treatment would yield any results if it starts at the age of 18 years?

Unlikely: The brain is wired in such a way as to allow some improvement from amblyopia if treated early (before age 7). After age 9, there is little that can be done to reverse amblyopia, although intense therapy may recover a small amount of vision. ...Read more

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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

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Do you think amblyopia treatment would yield any results if it started at age 11 years?

Do you think amblyopia treatment would yield any results if it started at age 11 years?

AMblyopia: Amblyopia can cause blindness if not detected early .Depending on the cause, sometimes strabismus, inequality of refraction or obstruction of the visual axis, if not treated by opthalmologist before age 10 or 11 child can be blind. So the answer is it depends on your problem detected by md. ...Read more

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Hi! I just discoverd that I might have an amblyopia at the age of 25 and the doctor described me glasses . I just want to know how I go on with it.

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I just discoverd that I might have an amblyopia at the age of 25 and the doctor described me glasses . I just want to  know how I go on with it.

? any choice ?: When you find you may have a health related issue that may be chronic, do you really have a choice but to accept and live with it. Some people are born without an eye or eyes, feet, hands. etc. You are confused and trying to understand why/and how to get past it. Try the therapy but understand that if it has been present for a long time, chances of improvement are slim.The fear passes. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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My son is having surgery to correct his amblyopia. He is 3 years old. What are the chances his eyes will be corrected with this?

Strabismus surgery: Amblyopia is a lazy eye which requires time to improve by patching the good seeing eye. Amblyopia is often due to crossed eyes (strabismus). Crossed eyes can be corrected with surgery which can help align the eyes to encourage the lazy eye to work properly. ...Read more

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Do lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia?

Do lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia?

No: Amblyopia is corrected by forcing the brain to use the weak eye more (not prune neural connections) -- so make the image sharper or remove double. ...Read more

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Could lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia ?

Could lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia ?

Only in the young: Amblyopia is a condition in which an eye which is otherwise normal, sees less well. It is almost always caused by some eye malposition or refractive differencies between the two eyes in infancy and early childhood. The pattern of amblyopia becomes fixed if not treated by age 8 years. After that, exercises, etc. Cannot correct the condition. ...Read more

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Can doing lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia naturally?

Can doing lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia naturally?

No: They have no evidence based value & their pursuit could delay worthwhile treatment & increase the chances that the condition will be permanent. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix a lazy eye at the age of 25?

Yes: Yes, you may have to see a pediatric ophthalmologist, but a lazy eye can be fixed at any age. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery to correct a lazy eye?

Is there a surgery to correct a lazy eye?

Yes and no: Lazy eye, or amblyopia is a condition where the brain begins turning off one eye because the image is different/fuzzy. It may be improved by non-surgical means if the eyes line up correctly, but it often leads to cross eyes. Surgery can help re-align the eyes as part of treatment, but if the problem has gone on too long, the amblyopia can persist. At that point, surgery's value is cosmetic ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more