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Can you get a lazy eye from being too tired or sleepy?

Can you get a lazy eye from being too tired or sleepy?

Amblyopia: The opposite is usually true in that the lazy eye manifests itself during periods of tiredness as some effort needs be expended to maintain ocular alignment, when glasses are removed or patient's concentration drifts, the wandering off center becomes noticable. ...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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Is it possible to develop a lazy eye from being tired?

Is it possible to develop a lazy eye from being tired?

In a sense: "lazy eye" is an eye which drifts from straight ahead usually due to visual problems from infancy and childhood. Some adults have compensated for this in the sense that they hold the eyes in a good position while alert. Those that do this can find that the eye which is seeing less well might drift if they get tired. As long as this is controlled most of the time, it can be ignored. ...Read more

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Can you get a lazy eye if something goes wrong during an eyebrow piercing?

Can you get a lazy eye if something goes wrong during an eyebrow piercing?

Sure: It is possible since the nerve (one of two) goes right through there. Recommend off center piercing. ...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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Is it possible to get a lazy eye if you were not born that way?

Is it possible to get a lazy eye if you were not born that way?

Yes: Yes there can be many reasons for acquired lazy eye ie. You got it after having normal eyes. I would have an ophthalmologist do an exam on the eye, since it can be a variety of serious issues. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to get a lazy eye after boxing for several years?

Is it possible for a person to get a lazy eye after boxing for several years?

Yes: Boxing causes repeated trauma to the eye which usually withstands this due to a structure called the vitreous gel which holds things in place (mostly the retina). But sometimes this is not enough, the retina may detach, the vision drops and the eye drifts out of alignment - which is the term for a "lazy eye". If you must box, protect your eyes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lazy eye when you start wearing contacts?

Is it possible to get a lazy eye when you start wearing contacts?

No...: ... But it is possible for someone with a corrected "lazy eye" to lose control of it if the contact lens prescription is too weak or too strong. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get a lazy eye for short period of time?

No: Lazy eye can refer to eyes not aligned properly, then there may be a muscle weakness or cranial nerve palsy involved, stroke, etc. And this should be check out right away. When eyes get tired, a decompensation of an underlying phoria can happen with eyes drifting out. Lazy eye in amblyopia doesn't happen for a short time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lazy eye only for a short period of time?

What do you mean?: What do you mean by lazy eye? Lazy eye 2/2 poor vision or lazy eye 2/2 eye muscle weakness? Person could have an intermittent lazy eye. But it needs an ophthalmologist eval. ...Read more

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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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Please tell me, could I get my lazy eye the same vision as my good eye?

Please tell me, could I get my lazy eye the same vision as my good eye?

Probably not: At your age, the vision has been down in one eye for many years and the brain developed that adaptation at age 8. If you were to patch the good eye for a year or so, the 'lazy' eye might improve somewhat (to the best it was capable of at age 8), but that would be quite an effort for an unlikely result. Continue to use your eyes as they are now and don't worry about the other eye. ...Read more

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My 7 years old son has got amblyopia or lazy eye (left).How can he get normal?

My 7 years old son has got amblyopia or lazy eye (left).How can he get normal?

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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Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Rx May help: Lazy eye 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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Do you think I should I get a surgery to fix my lazy eye?

Do you think I should I get a surgery to fix my lazy eye?

Not at your age: A Lazy eye" amblyopia is usually caused by a refractive error that is not discovered before age 2. The brain will "turn off" the image coming from the blurry (usually far-sighted) eye and concentrate and show preference to the good eye. The amblyopic eye then does not develop the visual pathways to the brain required for good vision. Patching the good eye can improve vision in a child. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to get thinner lenses with lazy eye?

Can you explain if it's possible to get thinner lenses with lazy eye?

Possibly: See your eye doctor to discuss this option. The thickness of your glasses typically depends on the strength of the prescription and type of glass material used and does not have to do with a lazy eye. Sometimes, if you have prism in your glasses it can make them thicker. There are thinner, lighter high index lenses that may help you. ...Read more

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I've got a slight lazy eye. Are there glasses I can get to correct it?

I've got a slight lazy eye. Are there glasses I can get to correct it?

Depends on age: And underlying cause of the "lazy eye" if by "lazy eye" you mean an eye that is not straight, some types can be compensated with glasses at a young age. If "lazy eye" means an eye that never developed normally and has poor vision (amblyopia), then -- no-- no spectacle will fix it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lazy eye. Is there like some glasses I can get to correct it?

What to do if I have a lazy eye. Is there like some glasses I can get to correct it?

Probably not: Lazy eye is a non-specific term. It can mean amblyopia, ptosis or strabismis. None of these conditions can be corrected with glasses in adults. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my lazy eye?

How can I get rid of my lazy eye?

You might not be abl: Successful treatment depends on having this discovered at a very early age. After the age of 7 success is very poor. After the age of 10 success is almost impossible. The child should be taken to an ophthalmologist as early as possible. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of lazy eye (s)?

See an otphamologist: Need to be seen by an eye specialist who can perform a thorough history and exam to determine the cause. The treatment/cure will be based on what they find. ...Read more

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Are there any procedure to get rid of lazy eye?

Are there any procedure to get rid of lazy eye?

Yes: Therapy decision making for lazy eye depends on starting vision, when found, how much deviation, intermittent vs. Constant, how bothersome, underlying cause, etc. Then eye muscle surgery can be performed to align the eyes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I get rid of my lazy eye?

Can you tell me how do I get rid of my 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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How can you get rid of a lazy eye or make it not as noticeable?

How can you get rid of a lazy eye or make it not as noticeable?

Surgery may be it: An eye that's mis-aligned, in an adult, can be cosmetically distracting. Even if vision can't be improved, surgery to straighten the eye often does help.
The underlying cause must be determined, & that list is extensive.
In a child (younger than 8 or 9 yrs or so) a pediatric ophthalmologist should be consulted to try to recover vision. ...Read more

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Can there be anyway to get rid off a lazy eye without surgery?

Amblyopia: By patching the good eye, or by instilling topical Atropine in the good eye. The drops can have a side-effect. Treatment of individuals age 9 through adult is possible through applied perceptual learning. ...Read more

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Is there any way to I can get rid of a lazy eye without surgery?

NO: Once lazy eye or amblyopia is established it cannot be corrected. In children below age 5, surgery can straighten the eyes and the amblyopia can be reversed with patching. ...Read more

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I'm 57 with a lazy eye. I work as a coder reading inpatient charts and it seems to be getting worse. Can it get worse with this job?

I'm 57 with a lazy eye. I work as a coder reading inpatient charts and it seems to be getting worse. Can it get worse with this job?

Yes and No: There's nothing specific about your job as a coder that will make it worse. ANY job involving lots of reading and/or computer screen work has the potential to flare the condition up. Talk with your ophthalmologist about how to exercise the eye and how to work rests into your day to give your muscles a break. We use our eyes constantly as we work, so not anything specific with your current job. ...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