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Could lasik fix accommodative esotropia? Since esotropia is due to hyperopia, would lasik fix hyperopia and therefore eliminate esotropia?

Could lasik fix accommodative esotropia?  Since esotropia is due to hyperopia, would lasik fix hyperopia and therefore eliminate esotropia?

Maybe: Many patient with accommodative esotropia wear contact lenses successfully. If you are able to wear contact, lasik will also be successful. A minority of accommodative esotropia patient need bifocal to keep the eyes aligned at near. They may have a harder time with the lasik results. In general, lasik results for myopia and astigmatism are outstanding. The results for hyperopia are ok! ...Read more

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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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Could prism glasses help reduce the look of lazy eye(strabismus)?

Could prism glasses help reduce the look of lazy eye(strabismus)?

Sometimes: Prisms will shift the image and can improve the appearance of modest strabismus. But if the turning of the 'lazy eye' is too much, then the prism needed for cosmetic correction would be too thick and would itself disturb the cosmetics. ...Read more

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Will lazer surgery/intraocular lens fix strabismus/cross eyed?

Will  lazer surgery/intraocular lens fix strabismus/cross eyed?

Not usually: Laser eye or implant surgery will correct your prescription but strabismus will likely persist. Muscle surgery may be needed. On the other hand, if glasses or contacts correct your eye misalignment, laser or implant surgery may fix both problems. ...Read more

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Are prism glasses effective for strabismus?

Are prism glasses effective for strabismus?

Sometimes: Small amounts of ocular misalignment can be successfully managed with prism in glasses. Larger amounts of misalignment require surgery to repair. ...Read more

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Does lasik also correct esotropia or strabismus?

No: Laser vision correction eliminates the glasses prescription but foes not correct strabismus. Depending on your case, control of strabismus may improve after laser vision correction. ...Read more

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Will eye patching help strabismus?

Will eye patching help strabismus?

Improve vision: In childhood strabismus, patching is used when the brain starts to ignore the vision from one eye. A patch is placed over the better eye to force the brain to pay attention to the vision from the supressed eye. This is why you can see children wearing eyepatches at times. ...Read more

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Might glasses correct strabismus/lazy eye?

Might glasses correct strabismus/lazy eye?

Maybe,maybe not: Ambliopia (lazy eye) 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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Do cataracts cause strabismus?

Do cataracts cause strabismus?

Sometimes: Strabismus can be caused by deprivation of vision, such as from cataracts, retina disease, eye injury. The eyes tend to deviate outwards in adults. Often the eye will realign when vision is restored. ...Read more

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Do lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia?

Do lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia?

No: Amblyopia is corrected by forcing the brain to use the weak eye more (not prune neural connections) -- so make the image sharper or remove double. ...Read more

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Can lasik correct amblyopia?

Can lasik correct amblyopia?

Amblyopia: Amblyopic therapy is specific and if there is a refractive error difference between the two eyes that is responsible for the amblyopia then lasik surgery could be considered depending on the age and other circumstances. If the amblyopia is uncorrected before the age of six, it is usually not correctable. ...Read more

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Can doing lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia naturally?

No: They have no evidence based value & their pursuit could delay worthwhile treatment & increase the chances that the condition will be permanent. ...Read more

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Can contacts correct strabismus or lazy eye the same way glasses do?

Can contacts correct strabismus or lazy eye the same way glasses do?

It depends: Contact lenses cannot be used for prism correction of strabismus. Glasses are the better choice for this. For lazy eye, in some cases contacts can work well to correct vision in the lazy eye. It depends on the cause of the lazy eye. See your local ophthalmologist for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Is there surgery for squint (strabismus)?

Is there surgery for squint (strabismus)?

Yes: Strabismus surgery is usually done by ophthalmologists that have done additional training in this delicate area of eye muscle surgery. Many are affiliated with children's hospitals (more kids need it than adults) or located in larger metropolitan areas. ...Read more

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Will contact lenses help prevent strabismus?

Will contact lenses help prevent strabismus?

In general, no: In specific cases of strabismus (accommodative), correcting the prescription with glasses or contacts can reduce or eliminate the turn. ...Read more

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Could lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia ?

Could lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia ?

Only in the young: Amblyopia is a condition in which an eye which is otherwise normal, sees less well. It is almost always caused by some eye malposition or refractive differencies between the two eyes in infancy and early childhood. The pattern of amblyopia becomes fixed if not treated by age 8 years. After that, exercises, etc. Cannot correct the condition. ...Read more

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Can eye exercises prevent or correct refractive errors?

Can eye exercises prevent or correct refractive errors?

Not really: Refractive errors are intrinsic to the eye structure and are best corrected with glasses, contact lenses or lasik. In some cases of early presbyopia or difficulty reading, reading glasses may be delayed a bit with accommodation exercises but inevitably patients will require reading glasses. ...Read more

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Other than monovision, can laser eye surgery correct presbyopia?

Other than monovision, can laser eye surgery correct presbyopia?

No: There have been trial of multifocal lasik done in europe with good results, but in the us it is not available. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed = strabismus = esotropia = condition in which one or both eyes are turned ...Read more