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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 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


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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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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more


Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

Amblyopia, or "lazy eye," is the loss of one eye's ability to see details. It is the most common cause of ...Read more