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Does amblyopia actually hurt or is it just a discomfort?

Does amblyopia actually hurt or is it just a discomfort?

You can't feel it: Amblyopia cannot be felt. It is poor vision that cannot be corrected. There are a number of causes, the most common being crossed eyes or asymetrical refractive errors. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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


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Do Lazy eye operations hurt?

Do Lazy eye operations hurt?

Not bd: they do hot hurt as badly as other surgeries. The eye muscles are a bit tender but otherwise there is not a lot of pain ...Read more

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Please explain why does my lazy eye make my head hurt?

Please explain why does my lazy eye make my head hurt?

Usually not related: If you have moderate to severe amblyopia it usually does not contribute to headaches. However if you are one the few that has mild amblyopia and some 3d ability left, you may see double and push your muscles to see one and that can cause a headache. Must see your eye md for the actual cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my lazy eye is making my head hurt?

Probably separate: These are two separate issues. Lazy eye refers to the drifting of and eye when its vision is down, usually from childhood. This is an adaptation that does not cause head pain. Headache can come from a variety of causes but that needs evaluation for another cause than lazy eye. ...Read more

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What is amblyopia?

What is amblyopia?

Impaired vision: In children, when the nerve pathways between the eye and the brain are developing, there needs to be two clear images (one from each eye) for appropriate development of vision and depth perception. If one image is abnormal (e.g. Vision is blocked or blurred) or the eyes are misaligned producing double vision, then as a coping mechanism, the abnormal image will be suppressed and vision impaired. ...Read more

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What is amblyopia?

What is  amblyopia?

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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How serious is amblyopia?

How serious is  amblyopia?

Usually not: This is a condition of lowered vision usually from childhood issues. The eye commonly looks normal but does not see as well as the others. Most fully adapt to this and have no visual handicap. A few occupations require excellent vision in both eyes and amblyopia is a barrier for them. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix amblyopia?

Is it possible to fix amblyopia?

Yes in children: Amblyopia is treatable in children. The earlier the treatment the better the results. Causes if amblyopia include problems obstruction the view of the eye such as droopy lid, refractive error, cataract, and others. In adults, vision will not improve, protect the good eye with polycarbonate glasses and avoid elective surgery to good eye. Pediatric ophthalmologist can advise best. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

Amblyopia, or "lazy eye," is the loss of one eye's ability to see details. It is the most common cause of ...Read more