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Can a pinhole test determine if you have lazy eye or not?

Can a pinhole test determine if you have lazy eye or not?

Not definitively: Pinhole helps to test for any refractive error, and can help predict best potential acuity (pap). Lazy eye amblyopia is defined: DX of exclusion, once the visual pathway is determined to be ok but the vision is still limited due to developmental changes in the brain visual cortex. ...Read more

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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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How do the doctors do a lazy eye test?

How do the doctors do a lazy eye test?

No single test: A lazy eye, or amblyopia, is caused when the eye does not develop a solid connection to the brain in childhood. This is discovered when the vision is reduced in one eye. The doctor will then perform tests to make sure there is no health problem in the eye explaining the decrease in vision and to look for the reason the connection did not form well in the first place. ...Read more

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How do doctors perform a lazy eye test?

How do doctors perform a lazy eye test?

Full exam: A full exam for lazy eye includes looking for signs of and causes of lazy eye. These include a big difference in vision between eyes, as well as misalignment of the eyes. Eyes drops are usually used to dilate for the complete testing. ...Read more

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How do physicians perform a lazy eye test?

How do physicians perform a lazy eye test?

Check vision: Determine best corrected vision, and eye exam looking for any abnormalities. Hints such as anything unequal or severely depressed for both eyes helps to see if there is a limited weaker eye. Depending on the age, vision can be tested in different manners, i.e. Flash vep. ...Read more

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If you have lazy eye what can be done to treat it?

If you have lazy eye what can be done to treat it?

Depends: On what you mean by lazy eye. Is this an eye that has poor vision or one with a droopy eyelid or one that is not aligned with the other one? All of these conditions are called "lazy eye". ...Read more

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Can you switch focusing eyes if you have lazy eye?

Can you switch focusing eyes if you have lazy eye?

No: By definition, the "lazy" eye does not see clearly even with proper eyeglass correction. You cannot switch focus from the good to the lazy eye and your brain will not permit it anyway so don't even try. ...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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Can an adult develop a lazy eye?

Can an adult develop a lazy eye?

Yes: Lazy eye has many meanings. Lazy eye could be an eye misalignment, it could be a droopy eyelid. It could also be decreased vision from a cataract or refractive error or a retina problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to hide my lazy eye?

What can I do to hide my lazy eye?

Lazy eye: I assume that your lazy eye is drifting out of alignment and becoming noticeable. See an eye doctor who specializes in strabismus and get it fixed. ...Read more

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How can I improve vision in a lazy eye?

How can I improve vision in a lazy eye?

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. ...Read more

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Can someone get a lazy eye in adulthood?

Can someone get a lazy eye in adulthood?

Depends on what: You mean by "lazy eye". Yes, you can develop a droopy eyelid in adulthood, yes, you can develop misaligned eyes in adulthood. No, you cannot develop an amblyopic eye in adulthood. ...Read more

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How best to treat a lazy eye in children?

How best to treat a lazy eye in children?

Patch good eye: Over the years, the most consistant approach has been to patch the good eye to encourage greater use of the weaker, "lazy eye". Where this is not possible or feasable, the good eye can be dilated with a cycloplegic such as cyclogel !% 1-2x per day to encourage more intensive use of the weaker eye. ...Read more

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How can I improve vision in a "lazy eye"?

Amblyopia: 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. The eye may drift from the other - termed "lazy eye". ...Read more

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Can you tell me can I develop a lazy eye?

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye): Majority of people who have amblyopia are born with the condition. It means the vision is reduced in one eye. If the vision becomes reduced at your age it may mean retinal , cataract, corneal, problems, or a new eyeglass prescription. If you mean your eye is drifting in or out, that is a strabmismus condition, where one of the eye muscles weakens and causes the eye to turn out or in. ...Read more

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Where can you get eye patchs for lazy eye?

Where can you get eye patchs for lazy eye?

Make one: Find a pirates patch. Make your own with tape and gauze. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could cure lazy eye?

Can you tell me how I could cure lazy eye?

Time for a visit: You need to visit an ophthalmologist and have a basic assessment done. You will need to clarify the issue. Some consider poorly a poorly aligned eye, "lazy" while it is better used for visual loss from one eye. Eye surgery may help re-align the eyes, but long term vision loss is usually permanent. Only a proper evaluation could be sure. ...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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Will i need to be worried about my lazy eye?

Will i need to be worried about my lazy eye?

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

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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Lazy Eye (Definition)

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