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Doctor insights on: Esotropia Strabismus

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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

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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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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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 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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Lazy eye treatment?

Lazy eye treatment?

Several possible: 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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Is strabismus fixable?

Is strabismus fixable?

Yes: Yes. Some forms are more complex and are more difficult to fix but for the most part strabismus is fixable. ...Read more

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Does lasik also correct esotropia or strabismus?

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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Is accomodative esotropia curable?

Is accomodative esotropia curable?

Sort of: Most cases of this will improve or even go away completely if treated with appropriate glasses in children and teenagers. If it does not, then glasses or contacts will usually control it in adults. Surgery is available for those few who cannot get good control with glasses. ...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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Can doing lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia naturally?

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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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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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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Astigmatism causes double vision?

Astigmatism causes double vision?

It can: Astigmatism can distort vision enough to cause an image to double. There are many causes of double vision, though and some can be serious. If you are concerned, get examined. ...Read more

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Can wearing eyeglasses correct amblyopia?

Can wearing eyeglasses correct amblyopia?

Varies with duration: Amblyopia 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.This works primarily in kids where the problem has not go on too long.It will not benefit adults whose problem has lasted years. ...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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Could lasik correct astigmatism in a farsighted eye?

Could  lasik correct astigmatism in a farsighted eye?

Usually: Most patients with hyperopic astigmatism can have their prescription corrected with lasik. Some patients have issues which make them poor lasik candidates so you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can eye surgery correct myopia with astigmatism?

Can eye surgery correct myopia with astigmatism?

Astigmatism correctn: Absolutely. The vast majority of corneal refractive surgery, i.e. Lasik or surface ablation/prk, is for just that. Most people wearing glasses for distance vision are myopic, and most of them have some amount of astigmatism as well. Today's lasers can correct a very high proportion of your myopia and your astigmatism. Some lasik surgeons give free educational appointments or seminars. ...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

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