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Can amblyopia be corrected if I am 17?

Can amblyopia be corrected if I am 17?

Generally Not: The vast majority of visual development is complete by age 7 or 8. Some improvement in vision may be attained at ages up to 18 or so but the gains are modest. It's best to begin treatment as early as possible. ...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 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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What kind of surgery will correct amblyopia?

What kind of surgery will correct amblyopia?

Depends on situation: If the eyeballs are not aligned properly, double vision will occur. Surgery on the muscles that pull the eye into position can line things up correctly. If this is done before the brain decides to stop accepting input from one eye (amblyopia), vision can be improved. However, if the eyes line up properly, & visual loss was unrelated, surgery will not help. ...Read more

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How can I correct amblyopia caused by anisometropia?

How can I correct amblyopia caused by anisometropia?

Not at your age: 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. You have fully adapted at age 31. ...Read more

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How do they correct amblyopia caused by anisometropia?

How do they correct amblyopia caused by anisometropia?

Glasses and patching: Anisometropia means the two eyes have very different refractive errors, or they need very different prescriptions to correct the vision. This means the two images the brain sees are hard to fuse, so the brain ignores one. The treatment is to correct the vision as best you can and using patching therapy if amblyopia is already present. If done at a young age, vision can be improved. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure that can correct amblyopia?

Is there a surgical procedure that can correct amblyopia?

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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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 lasik correct an amblyopia?

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 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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Can you correct strabismus in adult with amblyopia?

Can you correct strabismus in adult with amblyopia?

Yes: It is certainly possible and your surgeon should be able to give you your chance of success. You need a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...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