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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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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 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 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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Is it true that special eye exercises could correct lazy eye?

No: Proper treatment involves evaluation by an ophthalmologist & specific use of patching, lenses or surgery. Exercises are a waste of time. Read more

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When I read I seem to go cross-eyed. Do you know any eye exercises that can help?

When I read I seem to go cross-eyed. Do you know any eye exercises that can help?

Possibly: Please see your eye doctor to make sure that you have the coreect eyeglass prescription if any. You may also need to see a eye muscle specialist (strabismus specialist). Speak to your eye doctr and good luck! Read more

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I've hidden strabismus makes my eyes slightly outside it occurs when I look to far object what exercises I can do to strength the muscle?

I've hidden strabismus makes my eyes slightly outside it occurs when I look to far object what exercises I can do to strength the muscle?

Exercise won't help: There is no real evidence that eye "exercises" help strabismus. Your best bet for relief is to see your ophthalmologist to determine if new glasses (perhaps with a prism) will help. If not, there may be a surgical option that helps. Read more

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What eye therapy exercises can help strabismus?

What eye therapy exercises can help strabismus?

None: Only glasses and/or surgery can fix it. Convergence insufficiency can be helped a little with vision training. Read more

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What eye therapy exercises are proven to help strabismus?

What eye therapy exercises are proven to help strabismus?

Strabismus exercises: Eye muscle surgery along with orthoptic exercises used by an orthoptic trained technician can be beneficial and are frequently used in children. Patterns established by adults do not respond well. Read more

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Six months ago I had adult strabismus surgery but it seems as though my eye is starting to turn out again. Why would this happen?

Six months ago I had adult strabismus surgery but it seems as though my eye is starting to turn out again. Why would this happen?

Strabismus: Recurrent misalignment early and late after strabismus surgery is common. You may need additional surgery if the alignment does not improve. Go see your surgeon. Read more

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Can a lazy eye returm after having strabismus repair surgery as an adult?

Can a lazy eye returm after having strabismus repair surgery as an adult?

Confusing question: Proper vision requires brain input of 2 similar sharp images by well aligned eyeballs. If one eye is sharper than the other, or alignment is bad, the brain may turn off one eye to stop a blurred image. If the vision is off in one eye for an extended period (yrs), amblyopia (lazy eye) can be permanent. Alignment surgery may not hold without vision to keep it on tract. Revision may be necessary/cosmetic Read more

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Can you have Strabismus in both eyes?

Can you have Strabismus in both eyes?

Strabismus: Strabismus or imbalance of eye muscles can occur in up to 4% of the population and can involve both eyes. See a Pediartric ophthmologist who can best diagnose and treat this problem. All the best. 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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How unusual is the eye condition strabismus?

Very common: Strabismus, or misaligned eyes, is a very common disorder. It does not require treatment in most cases. Read more

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How infrequent is the eye condition strabismus?

How infrequent is the eye condition strabismus?

4%: 4% of the pupulation is either born with, or develops manifest strabismus. Strabismus refers to the eyes being misaligned: esotropia-turned in, exotropia-turned out, hyperopia-up, hyotropia-down, or a combination. Congental stabismus is treated early. Read more

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How rare is the eye condition known as strabismus?

About 5%: Strabismus is fairly common. Up to 5% of the population has one or another form of strabismus. 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

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