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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 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 presbyopia corrected ?

Can presbyopia corrected ?

Reading glasses : The only other alternative besides glasses is cataract surgery using a multifocal intraocular lens at the time of cataract removal. ...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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How are refractive errors corrected?

Glasses: Most refractive error may be corrected with glasses, rigid or soft contact lenses or lasik. ...Read more

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Could lasik fix accommodative esotropia? Since esotropia is due to hyperopia, would lasik fix hyperopia and therefore eliminate esotropia?

Could lasik fix accommodative esotropia?  Since esotropia is due to hyperopia, would lasik fix hyperopia and therefore eliminate esotropia?

Maybe: Many patient with accommodative esotropia wear contact lenses successfully. If you are able to wear contact, lasik will also be successful. A minority of accommodative esotropia patient need bifocal to keep the eyes aligned at near. They may have a harder time with the lasik results. In general, lasik results for myopia and astigmatism are outstanding. The results for hyperopia are ok! ...Read more

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How is farsightedness corrected by lenses?

How is farsightedness corrected by lenses?

Convex lens: The farsighted (hyperopic) eye is too short. The rays of light entering the eye are not bent sharply enough to converge and form an image on the retina; rather, the image is formed behind the retina. A convex lens (shaped like a magnifying glass) adds some light-bending so the rays are bent more sharply, and the image is formed on the retina. A picture of this is much clearer. ...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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My uncorrected distance vision is 20/200; corrected is 20/20. Will my uncorrected vision improve after aspheric monofocal IOL post cataract surgery?

My uncorrected distance vision is 20/200; corrected is 20/20. Will my uncorrected vision improve after aspheric monofocal IOL post cataract surgery?

Very Possibly: It is always difficult to answer this kind of question without knowing the details of your case. In general, If this is what you wish and no complications occur, your uncorrected vision will likely improve. The best of wishes for good health ...Read more

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Can eye surgery correct myopia with astigmatism?

Can eye surgery correct myopia with astigmatism?

Astigmatism correctn: Absolutely. The vast majority of corneal refractive surgery, i.e. Lasik or surface ablation/prk, is for just that. Most people wearing glasses for distance vision are myopic, and most of them have some amount of astigmatism as well. Today's lasers can correct a very high proportion of your myopia and your astigmatism. Some lasik surgeons give free educational appointments or seminars. ...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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Is strabismus fixable?

Is strabismus fixable?

Yes: Yes. Some forms are more complex and are more difficult to fix but for the most part strabismus is fixable. ...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 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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Does lasik also correct esotropia or strabismus?

Does lasik also correct esotropia or strabismus?

No: Laser vision correction eliminates the glasses prescription but foes not correct strabismus. Depending on your case, control of strabismus may improve after laser vision correction. ...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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Is amblyopia resolved if the amblyopic eye reaches 20/20 vision? Thanks

Is amblyopia resolved if the amblyopic eye reaches 20/20 vision? Thanks

Maybe: Amblyopia is triggered when the brain decides to reduce/eliminate input from an eye that is weaker or giving double vision.Like turning off a camera. If the weaker eye can be brought to accurate vision, or the double vision eliminated by patching or surgery, amblyopia can sometimes resume. If it has gone on too long, it may not. Most at 7 can gain improvement. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery correct myopic near sightedness?

Yes: Yes. Most myopic patients do well with laser eye surgery. Although the laser are approved off higher correction, i generally treat up to -10 d (as long as everything else is normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A condition that occurs when one eye does not see as well as, or align properly ...Read more