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Could a bug bite cause a lazy eye in toddlers?

Could a bug bite cause a lazy eye in toddlers?

No: But, if the bite is near the eye and causes swelling around the eye, it may look as if the eye is not moving correctly. ...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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Can looking at your phone all the time cause a lazy eye to develop?

Can looking at your phone all the time cause a lazy eye to develop?

No: but it can lead to lazy brain. please expand your horizon and do many things other than be locked to your phone enjoy your life ...Read more

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What commonly causes a lazy eye and one side of the body to be weaker?

What commonly causes a lazy eye and one side of the body to be weaker?

Lazy Eye: Lazy eye may be related to amblyopia, where one eye is stronger than the other. Most commonly, one eye is turned in or out. If this happens in early childhood, patients will develop a suppression scotoma and will not develop double vision. Later in life, an acquired strabismus may cause double vision. Amblyopic can also be caused by a refractive difference between eyes or a cataract or ptosis. ...Read more

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I spend hours on the computer and watching t.V. Can these things really cause a lazy eye?

I spend hours on the computer and watching t.V. Can these things really cause a lazy eye?

No: Lazy eyes are a product of vision issues in infancy and young childhood. If you are simply saying the only issue is that one of your eyes turns out or in after prolonged computer use that is due to fatigue and not from the video screen. ...Read more

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Can bells palsy cause a lazy eye?

Can bells palsy cause a lazy eye?

No: Bell's palsy often causes a dry, irritated eye because the eyelid closure is poor or absent. It has no relationship to a lazy eye. ...Read more

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Could an eye surgery such as a cornea transplant cause a lazy eye?

No: The transplant itself doesn't cause a 'lazy eye.' lazy eye has many meanings, but to an eye doctor it means an eye that doesn't see well because the input to the brain never developed during the childhood years. Often, it is associated with a 'wandering' eye, but not always. You may have limited vision after cornea transplant, but it does not cause a lazy eye. ...Read more

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Is there anything that typically causes a lazy eye? Is it the muscle thats the problem or a part of the brain?

Is there anything that typically causes a lazy eye? Is it the muscle thats the problem or a part of the brain?

The interaction of : Both. From birth - ~ 6 years of age, anything that blocks or blurs vision in one or both eyes disrupts the normal development of connections between the eyes & brain, ultimately causing the child's brain to ignore signals from the eye with ?ed vision. The most common reason is misalignment of the eyes. See other causes on http://m.Kidshealth.Org/parent/general/eyes/amblyopia.Html. ...Read more

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Unequal vision is causing a lazy eye, how can this be fixed?

Unequal vision is causing a lazy eye, how can this be fixed?

Patching: Patching the good or strong eye is still the first treatment for lazy eye. If you have not seen an eye doctor, i would. ...Read more

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What causes lazy eye?

What causes lazy eye?

Non-working = lazy: Lazy eye refers to several issues that can cause the brain to quit accepting input from an affected eye, so it is not working =lazy. Example: 1 eye presents a sharp image to the brain, 1 a fuzzy image. The brain chooses to keep the sharp image & quit "looking" at the other image. Timed patching of the good eye makes the brain keep using the weak eye. The eye dr works to improve the weak eye. ...Read more

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Could less vision in one eye cause lazy eye?

Could less vision in one eye cause lazy eye?

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

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What can cause cross eyed, have a lazy eye or even loss of sight?

What can cause cross eyed, have a lazy eye or even loss of sight?

Too many causes: to list in 400 characters or less! This can occur from birth, or develop later as a result of a variety of medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can lazy eye cause problems?

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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What could cause me to be developing a lazy eye?

You can't: A lazy eye can develop only in children who are eight years old or younger. Adults cannot develop lazy eyes. Tell us your symptoms and we can help you. ...Read more

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I look like I have lazy eye but i don't and i can see fine with it, what can the cause be?

Pseudostrabismus: You may have something called " pseudostrabismus". This is caused by the physical structure, shape and folds of your eyes and nose which give a false appearance of a lazy eye. A totally harmelss condition. ...Read more

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Can a lazy eye be caused by a hit to the eye?

Maybe: If the injury occured as a young child, it could have led to muscle damage that misaligned the eye, or scar or cataract that blocked the eye's vision. The hit is less likely to be the cause if it occured as an older child or adult. Rarely, an undiagnosed amblyopia can be discovered after an injury brings attention to the eye. ...Read more

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What is/are the cause(s) for the lazy and what is/are the treatment(s) for the lazy eye?

What is/are the cause(s) for the lazy and what is/are the treatment(s) for the lazy eye?

Non-working = lazy: Lazy eye refers to several issues that can cause the brain to quit accepting input from an affected eye, so it is not working =lazy. Example: 1 eye presents a sharp image to the brain, 1 a fuzzy image. The brain chooses to keep the sharp image & quit "looking" at the other image. Timed patching of the good eye makes the brain keep using the weak eye. The eye dr works to improve the weak eye. ...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


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