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Doctor insights on: Eye Patching In Children

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Are most adults with crossed eyes partly blind in one eye?

Are most adults with crossed eyes partly blind in one eye?

Many patterns: A common pattern is supression of the central image in one eye (which prevents double vision). Some eyes are amblyopic - lowered vision which does not improve. Others have an adaptation termed alternation in which each eye has good vision but only one at a time pointed centrally to function. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Eye Patching (Definition)

Strabismus is a disorder in which the two eyes do not line up in the same direction, and therefore do not look at the same object at the same time. The condition is more commonly known as "crossed eyes." Amblyopia or lazy eye must be treated first. A patch is placed over the better eye. This forces the weaker ...Read more


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Is eye surgery for nearsighted and farsighted eyes?

Is eye surgery for nearsighted and farsighted eyes?

Yes: There are procedures for farsighted eyes and for nearsighted eyes as well. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Can pink eye be developed in cataract operated eye?

Can pink eye  be developed in cataract operated eye?

Yes: One can develop an infection or get a viral infection causing a pink eye after cataract surgery. Most common cause, though, is usual blood/hemorrhage during routine surgery. More info: [email protected] ...Read more

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Is tropicamide eye drops for some special eye problem?

Is tropicamide eye drops for some special eye problem?

No, diagnostic: Tropicamide is a dilating eye drop and is not usually used as therapy. If we want a person to keep their eye dilated to treat iritis, or for amblyopia treatment, usually another longer acting eye drop is used. ...Read more

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Can being legally blind in one eye be corrected with eye surgery?

Can being legally blind in one eye be corrected with eye surgery?

Legally blind: This would depend on the cause of the "legal" blindness. Some situations could be amenable to surgery eg a very developed cataract vs macular degeneration which is net surgically correctable. ...Read more

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Can a person blind in one eye wear contact lens in the seeing eye?

Can a person blind in one eye wear contact lens in the seeing eye?

Yes: But make sure your good eye is really good. Get regular check ups and follow ups. ...Read more

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In eye-patching for strabismus, should you close or open the patched eye?

In eye-patching for strabismus, should you close or open the patched eye?

Usually easier to: Close the patched eye if taping on eyepads--will avoid abrasions. The goal of patching is to block incoming light into the eye, so if using an eye shield without a pad, eye doesn't have to be truly patched closed underneath. ...Read more

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Can you correct strabism in adults with amblyopia?

Can you correct strabism in adults with amblyopia?

Yes: Strabismus refers to an eye that turns the wrong way. Surgery can straighten the eye, but if the amblyopia (brain ignoring the eye, not seeing well) is severe, the eye may go back to turning. Good news: the surgery is pretty easy to go through, and works very well. ...Read more

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How progressive is unilaterlal macular pucker? Corrected vision in that eye is 20/40.Opposite eye no pucker,corrected vision 20/30.Age 69.

How progressive is unilaterlal macular pucker? Corrected vision in that eye is 20/40.Opposite eye no pucker,corrected vision 20/30.Age 69.

Epiretinal membrane: Macular pucker or Epiretinal membrane is caused in many conditions eg. Trauma, Vitreius or Retinal detachment, Diabetes or Retinal vascular episodes Condition can progress to Macular hole and cause visual distortion. Surgical treatment is Vitrectomy and excision if any tension strands. Surgery us not recommended till vision is 20/200! Or worse. You have relatively good vision and no distortion ...Read more

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Can wearing an eye patch, closing one eye, improve vision and minor eye lag/lazy eye in other eye? How much training would it take to improve

Can wearing an eye patch, closing one eye, improve vision and minor eye lag/lazy eye in other eye? How much training would it take to improve

Possibly: If you had patching when you were an infant and a young child, then your eyes (each alone) may have reached their best potential vision by age eight. The vision can then drop in one of the eyes and be brought up to its best 8 year old level when you are older. If the vision was poor by age eight, then you are out of luck. ...Read more

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Loss of eye sight in one eye?

Loss of eye sight in one eye?

Serious issue: If you had good vision in one eye which is now fading or worse if it suddenly went away, you should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. The list of possibilities includes things like strokes in the eye, diabetes, optic neuritis, bleeding and infection. Most conditions with loss of one eye are serious and need attention. ...Read more

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Glaucoma in right eye only. Eye pressure in unaffected eye is 17. Is that a good target pressure number for the eye with glaucoma?

Glaucoma in right eye only.  Eye pressure in unaffected eye is 17.  Is that a good target pressure number for the eye with glaucoma?

It might be, but...: That would be a good guess for a target pressure according to a large study the agis. But, that would not be low enough for some eye with very thin corneas. Those are at higher risk of glaucoma progression, even with pressures as low as13 or 14. If the cause of the high pressure in only one eye is because of an old trauma to that eye, 17 might be good enough if the other eye has no risk factors. ...Read more

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In unilateral glaucoma with advanced visual field loss in that eye but perfect vision in unaffected eye is it safe to drive relying on good eye?

In unilateral glaucoma with advanced visual field loss in that eye but perfect vision in unaffected eye is it safe to drive relying on good eye?

Generally yes: With 1 normally functioning eye & 1 that has severe visual field loss, your function is largely dependent on your ability to adapt to the missing field areas. As an American driver, visual field loss in the left hemifield & diffuse visually field loss in the right eye was associated with more driving impairment. Interestingly, a large % of monocular patients did well driving. Driving skills vary. ...Read more

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Eye exercise for constant exotropia in both eyes?

Eye exercise for constant exotropia in both eyes?

Exercises: the goal of eye exercises is to teach the patient to have improved control of the eye misalignment. This treatment does not make the eye misalignment go away; it may only help it become less frequent. Unfortunately, many patients who undergo this treatment will continue to decompensate, ultimately lose control of their eye misalignment, and require surgery. ...Read more

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Could less vision in one eye cause lazy eye?

Could less vision in one eye cause lazy eye?

In a way: A lazy eye is one which moves usually outwards from the other eye. It usually gets that way from infancy and childhood issues with the vision or eye position. In a few cases it is because of limited vision in one eye due to anatomical or physiological defects. But mostly the vision is down because of refractive or positional problems in which the brain makes a choice to ignore one eye. ...Read more

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How much can eye sight change in the months following lasik? Eyes are off by ~0.5. Will they equal out, blurry distance in dry right eye. 3 weeks post

How much can eye sight change in the months following lasik? Eyes are off by ~0.5. Will they equal out, blurry distance in dry right eye. 3 weeks post

Vision after LASIK : Vision after lasik can fluctuate quite a bit in the early postop period. Your prescription should stabilize as you get closer to 3-4 months postop. In the meantime, you should try frequent non-preservative artificial tears to eliminate any dryness present. ...Read more

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How is n-acetylcarnosine eye drops in treating eye drops?

How is n-acetylcarnosine eye drops in treating eye drops?

N-acetylcarnosine: N-acetylcarnosine eye drops have been proposed as a treatment to reverse cataracts. Russian investigators have published studies purporting it's effectiveness. Unfortunately, their studies are considered biased and the positive effects reported have not been confirmed by other investigators. ...Read more

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Are there visual eye implants for people who lost their eyes to trauma?

Are there visual eye implants for people who lost their eyes to trauma?

Not yet: The "implants" that are currently in use for replacement of injured eyes that have become blind are cosmetic in nature. They are quite good at duplicating the appearance of the uninjured eye, and many have good apparent eye movements too. As of this time, there is not an implant that can replace the injured eye with an eye that has vision. ...Read more