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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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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