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Dr. Ari Weitzner Dr. Weitzner
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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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

Dr. Dean Bonsall
521 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Johan Zwaan Dr. Zwaan
Ophthalmology - Pediatric
54 years in practice
Free University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Yale Kanter Dr. Kanter
Ophthalmology
57 years in practice
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. John Michel Dr. Michel
Family Medicine
42 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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I have strabismus.... one of my eyes go out occasionally and I am able to get them back aligned but it gives me headaches. Therapy or Surgery?

I have strabismus.... one of my eyes go out occasionally and I am able to get them back aligned but it gives me headaches. Therapy or Surgery?

Either may help: YOu have not mentioned your age. This will have bearing on it if you are too young. If you are over 15 - 18 you should ask your opthalmologist. If you are able to keep it in most of the time I would try therapy first to avoid surgery . Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Stevens Dr. Stevens
Surgery
20 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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I have strabismus , how good is botox to fix it and what are the disadvantages of using this treatment knowing i had a eye muscle surgery 6 yrs ago?

I have strabismus , how good is botox to fix it and what are the disadvantages of using this treatment knowing i had a eye muscle surgery 6 yrs ago?

It works not forever: Botox works but not forever. The progress of Botox injection is amazing. Ask your doctor about duration and the need to repeat over a lifetime. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Can vision therapy treat lazy eye?

Can vision therapy treat lazy eye?

Generally no: Vision therapy is an untested procedure, advocated by "vision therapy optometrists". It has never been subjected to clinical trials and more experienced clinicians feel that it is of no benefit. For adults with a 'lazy' eye, it is definitely not worth doing. ...Read more

Dr. David Kira Dr. Kira
Ophthalmology
17 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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When can you have vision therapy on a lazy eye?

When can you have vision therapy on a lazy eye?

As soon as possible.: Earlier treatment for amblyopia usually results in improved outcomes. Therefore, early identification of the problem and treatment is essential especially in children. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Can vision therapy work and does it fix lazy eye?

Can vision therapy work and does it fix lazy eye?

No: Vision therapy has little support in the scientific literature. Most studies suggest it has no value in treating eye disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Harry Bernstein Dr. Bernstein
Ophthalmology
33 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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

Dr. Kevin Lai Dr. Lai
Ophthalmology
8 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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Help doctors! what're the treatments for strabismus(cross eye)?

Depends on the type.: There are many causes for strabismus and management is different for children and for adults. Treatments include observation, patching, glasses, medication, and surgery, depending on the cause, severity, and type of strabismus. Eye patching in children should only be done under the guidance of your eye doctor, as patching can cause amblyopia (lazy eye). ...Read more

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Dr. Ari Weitzner Dr. Weitzner
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What is/are the cause(s) for the lazy and what is/are the treatment(s) for the lazy eye?

What is/are the cause(s) for the lazy and what is/are the treatment(s) for the lazy eye?

Non-working = lazy: Lazy eye refers to several issues that can cause the brain to quit accepting input from an affected eye, so it is not working =lazy. Example: 1 eye presents a sharp image to the brain, 1 a fuzzy image. The brain chooses to keep the sharp image & quit "looking" at the other image. Timed patching of the good eye makes the brain keep using the weak eye. The eye dr works to improve the weak eye. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Lisa Abrams Dr. Abrams
Ophthalmology - Pediatric
26 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What is the treatment for lazy eye?

What is the treatment for lazy eye?

Patches/glasses/drop: First, it depends on the age of the patient. Most lazy eye (amblyopia) should be treated before age 9-10. The patient needs a complete, dilated eye exam to deterine need for glasses and to rule out any other underlying conditions. Patching or dilating drops are then used in the stronger eye to force the use of the weak eye to make it stronger. see also: http://www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/21 ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ham Dr. Ham
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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What are some treatment options to lazy eye?

What are some treatment options to lazy eye?

Surgery!: Do you mean the eye is turning in or out? Called strabismuss - this can be treated with glasses and or surgery. If you mean the eye does not see as good as the other eye - amblyopia; then depending on the age and cause, patching of the other eye forcing the weak eye to improve may help. You need the guidance of an eye profesional though. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Is there any treatment for lazy eye. I am 23 years old.

Is there any treatment for lazy eye. I am 23 years old.

Lazy eye: Some treatments are Corrective eyewear, Eye patches, Eye drops of atropine, or Surgery. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What are the available options for treatment of lazy eye?

What are the available options for treatment of lazy eye?

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

Dr. Ferzaad Moosa Dr. Moosa
Ophthalmology
27 years in practice
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What happens to a lazy eye if it's not treated? Does the lazy eye eventually stabilize or does it keep getting worse without treatment? .

It : It is very important to address the treatment of a lazy eye. If left untreated, the visual potential of the "lazy eye" can be severely limited. Unfortunately, once the window of treatment is lost, and this is generally in childhood ( the younger the better!), then any treatment will have limited or no potential to improve vision! ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Hamilton Dr. Hamilton
Ophthalmology
28 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I stopped wearing my glasses and got a lazy eye. Is there a treatment for this?

I stopped wearing my glasses and got a lazy eye. Is there a treatment for this?

Rx May help: Ambliopia 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. If the process has gone on too long, the brain will not turn on.If one eye has begun to deviate, surgery is done for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
304 doctors shared insights

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
213 doctors shared insights

Cross Eyed (Definition)

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