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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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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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What causes the eye disorder amblyopia?

What causes the eye disorder amblyopia?

Amblyopia: Amblyopia is a condition where there is a loss of vision this is common in children with lazy eyes or strabismus. That is why it's very important for pediatricians to make its early diagnosis because treatment will help prevent ensuing blindness. ...Read more

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Hyphema in eye and blurred vision. What causes this?

Hyphema in eye and blurred vision. What causes this?

Media opacity: The blood interferes with your vision but many other structure can be affected. You need to see or ask an ophthalmologist who has examined you for the exact cause. ...Read more

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What causes lack of eye pigment?

What causes lack of eye pigment?

Lack of eye pigment: Lack of eye pigment can be due to: genetics/inheritance; congenital condition called albinism characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, eyes and hair; lack of nerve innervation to iris (congential horner's syndrome); trauma; prior eye surgery. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eye floaters?

What are the causes of eye floaters?

Floaters: A posterior vitreous detachment causes floaters. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...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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Causes of episcleritis (redness in part of eye)?

Causes of episcleritis (redness in part of eye)?

Many things.: The disease is often from association with other diseases like wegener's granulomatosis or rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be from disorders of menstruation. For this reason, scleritis can occur in young women. It can also be the first symptom of connective tissue diseases like scleroderma. Episcleritis or inflammation of the episclera, is less serious and rarely becomes scleritis. ...Read more

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What are causes of eye twitches?

What are causes of eye twitches?

Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching is often due to any cause of eye irritation, stimulant use, stress, lack of sleep, neurologic disease, and other issues. Try using frequent artificial tears, getting adequate sleep and minimize stress, and stop stimulant use. If this persists, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What causes trachoma in the eyes?

What causes trachoma in the eyes?

Trachoma: Trachoma is caused by a bacterium, chlamydia trachomatis, spread by contact with discharge from the eyes or nose of someone infected. If you suspect, go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my blurry eye vision?

What is the cause of my blurry eye vision?

Many things: Many things can cause blurry vision including improper glasses prescription, dry eyes, infections, inflammation, cataract, macular degeneration. The best way to determine cause is to have a thorough dilated eye exam. ...Read more

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Causes of iritis and other eye problems?

Mostly unknown: Most iritis (also termed uveitis) is from unknown causes. A few are related to certain systemic rheumatoid and GI inflammations. There is a tendency for recurrence but there is effective treatment which you ophthalmologist can supply. ...Read more

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What are causes of infrequent or lack of eye blinking?

What are causes of infrequent or lack of eye blinking?

Uncommon: The blink rate goes down with concentrated attention such as computer work. No blinking at all is pathologic and will cause corneal opacitification due to dryness. That could be due to lid trauma with scarring or neurologic damage (rare). Blinking is automatic and not really under conscious control for more than a few moments. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hypotropia (the eye turned downward?

What are the causes of hypotropia (the eye  turned downward?

Muscle or nerve: Eye muscle problems or problems with the nerves controlling them are usually to blame. Ophthalmologist can help determine cause. ...Read more

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What causes rapid eye blinking?

Tics: Most commonly this represents motor tics especially when you are aware of them. ...Read more

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Causes of bloodshot eyes besides partying?

Causes of bloodshot eyes besides partying?

Some examples & tx's: "pink eye"-time & maybe antibiotic eye drops. If from allergies-tx w/ allergy med. If from subconjunctival hemorrhage (tiny broken blood vessel in 1 eye only)-heals on it's own w/in 2 wks. If from corneal abrasion or ulcer-need to see eye doc for tx. If from lack of sleep-sleep more. If from contacts-wear glasses more. If not improving w/ initial tx-pls see your doc. ...Read more

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What causes eye floaters?

What causes eye floaters?

The Vitreous: The vitreous is composed of a clear liquid called hyaluronic acid and fibers called collagen. As we age the vitreous becomes less solid and the collagen fibers become more visible (synuresis). The spots you see are these collagen fiber clumps. They do not cause harm to the eye, they just get in the way. If they are very prominent and reduce visual function they can be removed with a vitrectomy. ...Read more

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What causes blurry vision and red eyes?

What causes blurry vision and red eyes?

Many things: Depending on the other eye symptoms, onset, duration, etc this could represent a variety of different eye conditions from simpler things like dry eye or ocular allergy to more serious disorders such as contact lens overwear or a corneal infection. You should see an eye doctor for further evaluation if the symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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What causes the eye's to blink?

Blinking : Is a subconscious response to the eye needing lubrication. The tear film is a big player in keeping the vision clear and eyes healthy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic red, bloodshot eyes?

What are the causes of chronic red, bloodshot eyes?

Many: Chronic means there is something persistent and ongoing to continuously cause the redness. Possibilities include allergic exposure, eye dryness and conjunctival inflammation. You might start with over the counter, anti-allergic drops for the eyes. If this fails see your ophthalmologist . I am assuming that your vision is not affected. If it is, seek an ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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?

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?

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)

A condition that occurs when one eye does not see as well as, or align properly ...Read more