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Does lazy eye lead to irreversible vision loss?

Does lazy eye lead to irreversible vision loss?

Yes: Having an eye with amblyopia leads to permanent vision loss if it's not corrected. Also having eyes that are constantly misaligned can lead to permanent vision loss in children or double vision as adults. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Please explain if it is true that a lazy eye leads to irreversible vision loss?

Please explain if it is true that a lazy eye leads to irreversible vision loss?

Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As you grow, the 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 turn off the input of one eye ; keep the best. That process is called amblyopia. If not caught and treated in time it is permanent. ...Read more

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New Foster,18mo boy, removed from home,tested+for meth in system. Severe amblyopia&vision loss in L eye,now in glasses. Poss related to meth exposure?

New Foster,18mo boy, removed from home,tested+for meth in system. Severe amblyopia&vision loss in L eye,now in glasses. Poss related to meth exposure?

Methamphetamine: Not everything is known about drug exposures in the fetus. Vision problems is not probably related but who can know for sure as we do not know how much drug was used, and often there is poly drug use and alcohol exposure. ...Read more

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How often does herpes scarring on your eyeball lead to partial vision loss?

How often does herpes scarring on your eyeball lead to partial vision loss?

Individualized: Herpes frequently does not lead to scarring. But when it does the loss is related to the location of the scar (worst central), the depth of the scar and the risk of recurrence. There are so many variable that there are no statistics as each case is individual. If your vision is lowered after an attack, you should see a corneal specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it true that a hazy eye leads to irreversible vision loss? Why?

Is it true that a hazy eye leads to irreversible vision loss? Why?

Delayed development : The visual system continues developing until age 10-12years. If something interferes with the vision in one eye (cataract, trauma, strabismus[crossed eyes]) the image it produces is confusing and the brain blocks the image out. The optic nerve and tracts in the brain stop developing if the image is blocked(suppressed). If the blocking continues to age 12 the lack of development becomes permanent ...Read more

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Could a eye scratch cause slight vision loss?

Could a eye scratch cause slight vision loss?

Yes it can: Sometimes an eye scratch can cause a corneal scar leading to a slight visual loss. Also, the scratch itself can cause visual loss until it is healed. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
616 doctors shared insights

Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


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