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Can a lazy eye be caused by a hit to the eye?

Can a lazy eye be caused by a hit to the eye?

Maybe: If the injury occured as a young child, it could have led to muscle damage that misaligned the eye, or scar or cataract that blocked the eye's vision. The hit is less likely to be the cause if it occured as an older child or adult. Rarely, an undiagnosed amblyopia can be discovered after an injury brings attention to the eye. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based ...Read more


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I was hit in the eye incredibly hard and now I have a lazy eye?

I was hit in the eye incredibly hard and now I have a lazy eye?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your octor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can the eye patch cure my lazy eye even though my age is 14 or is it too late and the patch is useless?

Can the eye patch cure my lazy eye even though my age is 14 or is it too late and the patch is useless?

Depends on situation: The brain uses both eyes equally giving depth perception & peripheral vision. If one eye is weaker or doesn't line up the image, the brain begins to ignore the input of the weaker eye. Patching the stronger eye makes the brain accept the weaker eye input allowing the connection to return to normal. You will only know if it works by trying it. It can help, even if pbm has gone on for a long time. ...Read more

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After a lazy eye surgery, is it normal for the eye to be a little inward?

After a lazy eye surgery, is it normal for the eye to be a little inward?

Possibly: It is certainly possible that your eyes remain slightly misaligned after strabismus surgery. It depends on how your eyes have developed as well as any residual misalignment that occurs. It is also possible that your eyes may align with time if the vision in both eyes is good. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the eye to still be a little inward after a lazy eye surgery?

Yes: It can be hard to get the alignment exact (tables to estimate the pd change based on mm movement of the muscle). Also if it's recent since surgery, there may still be some residual inflammation affecting alignment. Plus it may be incomitant so different in various gazes (hard to correct for every gaze). ...Read more

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What happens if amblyopia (lazy eye) is not treated in time? Does the eye shut down or do glasses help?

What happens if amblyopia (lazy eye) is not treated in time? Does the eye shut down or do glasses help?

Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong. The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may begin turning off the input of one eye & keep the best. If not caught in time, vision is lost & glasses will not help. ...Read more

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I have a lazy eye, it is negatively affecting my life. Is there anything I can do to fix it? I had laser surgery when I was a baby, and my doctors put the eye patch to strengthen the eye, but I kept taking it off (since I was a tot). Is there any type of

I have a lazy eye, it is negatively affecting my life. Is there anything I can do to fix it? I had laser surgery when I was a baby, and my doctors put the eye patch to strengthen the eye, but I kept taking it off (since I was a tot). Is there any type of

If: If you are over the age of 12, your vision from the lazy eye will not improve. That is why it is important for a child to have a early vision screening and if a treatment is needed that it is followed through. Now, if you are talking about being crossed eye then there is a surgery to correct this. ...Read more

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I have an astigmatism in my right eye, the eye doctor said only need to wear my glasses at night when I'm driving Can I get lazy eye or blind worried?

No: You obviously have a very minor astigmatism. Many people, some of the nicest and brightest (inc. Me, ahem!) have much worse astigmatism which is correctable with glasses. It does not cause lazy eye or blindness. ...Read more

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What is/are the cause (s) for the lazy and what is/are the treatment (s) for the lazy eye?

What is/are the cause (s) for the lazy and what is/are the treatment (s) for the lazy eye?

Non-working = lazy: Lazy eye refers to several issues that can cause the brain to quit accepting input from an affected eye, so it is not working =lazy. Example: 1 eye presents a sharp image to the brain, 1 a fuzzy image. The brain chooses to keep the sharp image & quit "looking" at the other image. Timed patching of the good eye makes the brain keep using the weak eye. The eye dr works to improve the weak eye. ...Read more

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What causes lazy eye?

What causes lazy eye?

Non-working = lazy: Lazy eye refers to several issues that can cause the brain to quit accepting input from an affected eye, so it is not working =lazy. Example: 1 eye presents a sharp image to the brain, 1 a fuzzy image. The brain chooses to keep the sharp image & quit "looking" at the other image. Timed patching of the good eye makes the brain keep using the weak eye. The eye dr works to improve the weak eye. ...Read more

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Can lazy eye cause problems?

Obviously!: Lazy eye is the term reserved for diminution or loss of vision due to not using an eye this usually due to strabismus not corrected in the first 18 months of life and the brain ignoring vision from one eye to prevent diplopia (double vision). ...Read more

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Could less vision in one eye cause lazy eye?

Could less vision in one eye cause lazy eye?

In a way: A lazy eye is one which moves usually outwards from the other eye. It usually gets that way from infancy and childhood issues with the vision or eye position. In a few cases it is because of limited vision in one eye due to anatomical or physiological defects. But mostly the vision is down because of refractive or positional problems in which the brain makes a choice to ignore one eye. ...Read more

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Could a bug bite cause a lazy eye in toddlers?

Could a bug bite cause a lazy eye in toddlers?

No: But, if the bite is near the eye and causes swelling around the eye, it may look as if the eye is not moving correctly. ...Read more

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What could cause me to be developing a lazy eye?

What could cause me to be developing a lazy eye?

You can't: A lazy eye can develop only in children who are eight years old or younger. Adults cannot develop lazy eyes. Tell us your symptoms and we can help you. ...Read more

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Can looking at your phone all the time cause a lazy eye to develop?

Can looking at your phone all the time cause a lazy eye to develop?

No: But it can lead to lazy brain. Please expand your horizon and do many things other than be locked to your phone
enjoy your life ...Read more

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What commonly causes a lazy eye and one side of the body to be weaker?

Lazy Eye: Lazy eye may be related to amblyopia, where one eye is stronger than the other. Most commonly, one eye is turned in or out. If this happens in early childhood, patients will develop a suppression scotoma and will not develop double vision. Later in life, an acquired strabismus may cause double vision. Amblyopic can also be caused by a refractive difference between eyes or a cataract or ptosis. ...Read more

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I look like I have lazy eye but I don't and I can see fine with it, what can the cause be?

Pseudostrabismus: You may have something called " pseudostrabismus". This is caused by the physical structure, shape and folds of your eyes and nose which give a false appearance of a lazy eye. A totally harmelss condition. ...Read more

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Can bells palsy cause a lazy eye?

Can bells palsy cause a lazy eye?

No: Bell's palsy often causes a dry, irritated eye because the eyelid closure is poor or absent. It has no relationship to a lazy eye. ...Read more

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I spend hours on the computer and watching t.V. Can these things really cause a lazy eye?

I spend hours on the computer and watching t.V. Can these things really cause a lazy eye?

No: Lazy eyes are a product of vision issues in infancy and young childhood. If you are simply saying the only issue is that one of your eyes turns out or in after prolonged computer use that is due to fatigue and not from the video screen. ...Read more

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Could an eye surgery such as a cornea transplant cause a lazy eye?

No: The transplant itself doesn't cause a 'lazy eye.' lazy eye has many meanings, but to an eye doctor it means an eye that doesn't see well because the input to the brain never developed during the childhood years. Often, it is associated with a 'wandering' eye, but not always. You may have limited vision after cornea transplant, but it does not cause a lazy eye. ...Read more

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What can cause cross eyed, have a lazy eye or even loss of sight?

What can cause cross eyed, have a lazy eye or even loss of sight?

Too many causes: To list in 400 characters or less! This can occur from birth, or develop later as a result of a variety of medical conditions. ...Read more

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I've lazy eye on my left & will squint when not using. Everytime I focus, my left eye will squint Will it get worse and cause the squint to be perment?

Lazy eye: Please see an Opthalmologist who can do a good exam and give you treatment options it can remain permanent if left unattended ...Read more

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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

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Can a lazy eye cause double vision? Effective treatments?

Can a lazy eye cause double vision? Effective treatments?

No: Lazy eyes are rarely associated with double vision. New onset double vision means you should see an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

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I have a bb pellet in my left eyebrow, it had caused an astigmatism in my left eye an a lazy eye. I was to young to get it removed years ago. Fixable?

I have a bb pellet in my left eyebrow, it had caused an astigmatism in my left eye an a lazy eye. I was to young to get it removed years ago. Fixable?

Unrelated problems: Your visual problems may be fixable but probably have nothing to do with the bb. You should probably see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything that typically causes a lazy eye? Is it the muscle that's the problem or a part of the brain?

The interaction of: Both. From birth - ~ 6 years of age, anything that blocks or blurs vision in one or both eyes disrupts the normal development of connections between the eyes & brain, ultimately causing the child's brain to ignore signals from the eye with ⬇ed vision. The most common reason is misalignment of the eyes. See other causes on http://m.Kidshealth. Org/parent/general/eyes/amblyopia.Html. ...Read more

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 more information, ...Read more


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