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Can you prevent development of a lazy eye?

Can you prevent development of a lazy eye?

Absolutely: "lazy eye" is a somewhat derogatory layman's term for what i prefer to call by it's real name - amblyopia, or when the brain and eyes don't work well together. This is caused when the image reaching the back of the eye is not focused or when the eyes are not aligned. Symptoms include a poor judge of depth, one eye turning inwards or outwards, or the eyes not working together. ...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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What can I do to prevent my lazy eye drifting?

What can I do to prevent my lazy eye drifting?

Full exam: Patching, glasses and/or surgery can help. 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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Is there anything I can do to prevent my lazy eye from drifting?

Is there anything I can do to prevent my lazy eye from drifting?

An eye that drifts: When tired will also drift when drinking alcohol. Other than avoiding these things, if the drifting is frequent, surgery can help. ...Read more

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I have a lazy eye. What should I do now to prevent my eyes getting deviated?

I have a lazy eye. What should I do now to prevent my eyes getting deviated?

Glasses and exercise: If your vision is not clear and you need glasses, this may help the "lazy" eye remain straight. Sometimes, there needs to be a prism in your glasses to keep your eyes straight. There are some vision exercises that can help as well. Visit your local eye doctor for assistance. ...Read more

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How to prevent your lazy eye from being obvious in picture?

Not sure: If your asking how to make your lazy look normal in pictures, you can't unless you can control your eyes. But if you can do that, it wouldn't be lazy in the first place. ...Read more

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My child (8rys) was told by an optician that one eye is myopic at -0.75 and other other is perfect. Glasses was recommended to prevent lazy eye. My

My child (8rys) was told by an optician that one eye is myopic at -0.75 and other other is perfect.  Glasses was recommended to prevent lazy eye.  My

A child at risk for : amblyopia needs to be evaluated by a Pediatric Ophthalmologist, an M.D. who specializes in eye diseases of childhood. The risk of amblyopia diminishes as a child reaches 8-10 years, as it occurs during critical periods of development. ...Read more

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I have a lazy eye, I was born cross-eyed and had surgery. When I was in college, I noticed that my left eye was going in a different direction. Is there anyway I can prevent the right eye from becoming lazy ?

I have a lazy eye, I was born cross-eyed and had surgery. When I was in college, I noticed that my left eye was going in a different direction. Is there anyway I can prevent the right eye from becoming lazy ?

Which eye had: surgery? If it was your 'lazy left eye' and now it's going in a different direction, it may be from studying and not resting at all hours of the night, fatigue. You do need to see your eye doctor for definitive diagnosis! If your right eye is dominant, and not moving funny, chances are high it won't move and become lazy! So, see your eye doctor, and have this evaluated further to discuss options. ...Read more

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My daughter has pseudostrabismus. Can it convert to strabismus? Can i prevent it somehow? How often do I take her for eye checkup? Thanks..

My daughter has pseudostrabismus. Can it convert to strabismus? Can i prevent it somehow? How often do I take her for eye checkup? Thanks..

No: Pseudostrabismus is just the appearance that the eyes are not aligned correctly, when in reality they are. Usually it looks that way because of the skin folds around the eye being a little different one side to the other, and so the eyes just look out of line. If an eye doctor has examined and told you the alignment is fine, then it is. It won't 'convert' to strabismus, because there is no problem. ...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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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