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Please tell me if it is possible to develop lazy eye?

Please tell me if it is possible to develop lazy eye?

Complex issue: The label "lazy eye" is commonly used for the condition amblyopia. This develops if the brain begins to "turn off" the visual input of an eye that provides distorted or poorly aligned (double image) input. The eyes can appear to be aligned normally or not. By definition, one eye is dominant, providing most or all of the visual information used by the brain. It can develop at any age. ...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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What could cause me to be developing a lazy eye?

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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Can you develop a lazy eye?

Can you develop a lazy eye?

Depends: Most pediatric ophthalmologists are abandoning the term, "lazy eye." we prefer to use the term strabismus (eye misalignment) or amblyopia (poor vision from childhood eye problem). Only children can develop amblyopia and they will have life-long vision loss if not treated. Strabismus usually starts in childhood, but adults can also acquire strabismus. ...Read more

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Can an adult develop a lazy eye?

Can an adult develop a lazy eye?

Yes: Lazy eye has many meanings. Lazy eye could be an eye misalignment, it could be a droopy eyelid. It could also be decreased vision from a cataract or refractive error or a retina problem. ...Read more

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How can a person develop a lazy eye?

How can a person develop a lazy eye?

Many: Genetic, environmental, trauma, medications, eye disease. Can be an alignment problem due to many causes or an uncorrected / poor vision problem. ...Read more

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Can you tell me can I develop a lazy eye?

Can you tell me can I develop a lazy eye?

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye): Majority of people who have amblyopia are born with the condition. It means the vision is reduced in one eye. If the vision becomes reduced at your age it may mean retinal, cataract, corneal, problems, or a new eyeglass prescription. If you mean your eye is drifting in or out, that is a strabmismus condition, where one of the eye muscles weakens and causes the eye to turn out or in. ...Read more

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Can you develop a lazy eye in your adult years?

Can you develop a lazy eye in your adult years?

No: 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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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 develop a lazy eye rather than just be born with it?

Can you develop a lazy eye rather than just be born with it?

Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong. The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may begin turning off the input of one eye & keep the best. That process is what causes the "lazy eye".Early rx can help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a lazy eye if you weren't born with it?

Is it possible to develop a lazy eye if you weren't born with it?

Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong. The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may begin turning off the input of one eye & keep the best. That process is called amblyopia. If caught early it can be fixed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a lazy eye without being born with it?

Is it possible to develop a lazy eye without being born with it?

Yes: Usually this happens if the vision is affected, and a sensory exo/esotropia develops. The eye can also turn in or out in disease states due to muscle restriction, neuro under or over input, muscle hyperactive or weakness. ...Read more

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I'm blind in my left eye and have developed a lazy eye, will strabismus surgery help me?

I'm blind in my left eye and have developed a lazy eye, will strabismus surgery help me?

Likely: I am assuming your blind left eye has become "lazy." if the eyeball itself looks normal, but is just misdirected, you probably are a good candidate for strabismus surgery.

Pediatric ophthalmologists are specialists in adult strabismus. Have a visit with one of these!

they helped me! ...Read more

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How do you fix lazy eye?

How do you fix lazy eye?

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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How is a lazy eye treated?

How is a lazy eye treated?

Patches/glasses/drop: Most lazy eye (amblyopia) should be treated before age 9-10. The patient needs a complete, dilated eye exam to determine need for glasses and to rule out any other underlying conditions. Patching or dilating drops are then used in the stronger eye to force the use of the weak eye to make it stronger. Http://www. Aapos. Org/terms/conditions/21
Crossed/wandering eyes can be treated with surgery ...Read more

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How can you fix a lazy eye?

How can you fix a lazy eye?

Yes.: First of all, it depends on the age of the patient. Possible solutions include glasses, patching, or surgery. Talk to your ophthalmologist (not optometrist). ...Read more

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How can I lessen my lazy eye?

Define "lessen": Lazy eye or amblyopia in a 49 yo would most often be permanent. If you mean can an alignment problem be improved, probably. But since useful vision is one way the eyes stay lined up, it may not stay fixed. This happens because one eye is weaker or sends a different image to the brain. If caught early & treated, some vision can be preserved. If it goes on too long, the brain turns the weak camera off ...Read more

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What is done for a lazy eye?

Depends: Binocular vision ie seeing with both eyes is established before 18 months of age if strabismus (cross eyedness) is corrected before this date and the normal eye covered forcing the lazy eye to see all will be well after 18 months the operation has mostly a cosmetic efect. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat a lazy eye?

Is there a way to treat a lazy eye?

No!: If you are talking about an eye that has poor vision (amblyopia) the answer is no! If you are talking about an eye that is misaligned (strabismus) then it may be possible to re-align the eyes surgically. ...Read more

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I have a lazy eye. How do I fix it?

I have a lazy eye. How do I fix it?

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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What are some signs I have lazy eye?

What are some signs I have lazy eye?

Lazy eye: One eye moves normally in the direction of an object, while the other eye points in, out, up or down. ...Read more

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Is there a way to control a lazy eye?

Is there a way to control a lazy eye?

Depends: Lazy eye is a vague term. If you mean droopy lid, this is ptosis which would likely need surgery to be corrected. If you are referring to misalignment of the eyes this is strabismus. This is treated with glasses, exercises, surgery or patching (children only). If you are referring to poor vision in 1 eye (amblyopia) then glasses or patching may help but usually only in kids. See your eye doc. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a lazy eye?

What are the characteristics of a lazy eye?

Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong. The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may begin turning off the input of one eye & keep the best. That process is called amblyopia. If caught early it can be fixed. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of fixing a lazy eye?

What are some benefits of fixing a lazy eye?

Cosmesis: Often in teenagers or adults requests are made to straighten a strabismic eye. This is done primarily for psychsocial reasons to make the eyes appear more natural. Frequently, the eye misaligment is worse in one eye and surgery is often performed on the amblyopic eye only. The vision however will not improve. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix a lazy eye? If so, how?

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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Any possibilities are there to cure my lazy eye?

Any possibilities are there to cure my lazy eye?

Appears so: I did some research on this as I'm used to my younger patients being treated with patching. It appears there may be some treatment options for adults. The link I am sending is not encouraging Tetris :) but the rest of the article was interesting and may be worth sharing with your MD to see if treatment options are available to you.
http://www. Cbsnews. Com/news/tetris-may-help-treat-lazy-eye-in-adults/ ...Read more

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Is there a way to fix a lazy eye (amblyopia) in adults?

Is there a way to fix a lazy eye (amblyopia) in adults?

NO: Not that we know of. If younger than 9 years of age, patching of the other eye may help, as well as glasses. In an adult there has been no sucessful treatment. Studies have shown that if you loose the good (non-amblyopic eye), the lazy eye will slowly improve (very slowly). When it is forced to function without help from the other eye. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Yes and no: Lazy eye, or amblyopia is a condition where the brain begins turning off one eye because the image is different/fuzzy. It may be improved by non-surgical means if the eyes line up correctly, but it often leads to cross eyes. Surgery can help re-align the eyes as part of treatment, but if the problem has gone on too long, the amblyopia can persist. At that point, surgery's value is cosmetic ...Read more

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My 7 y old has a lazy eye. Any suggestions?

Lazy eye: "lazy eye" is a term for strabismus in which one eye is not properly aligned. The complications include amblyopia with loss of vision in affected eye. See your ophthalmologist for testing and management. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure to fix my lazy eye?

Yes: A surgical procedure can correct the alignment of a "lazy eye" to make it appear straight. But if the vision is reduced in a lazy eye ("amblyopia"), then after the age of about 8-10 years it can't be improved to the normal level in most cases. ...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


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