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How do you fix lazy eye?

How do you fix lazy eye?

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 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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How long does it take to fix lazy eye by patching?

How long does it take to fix lazy eye by patching?

Long time: Depends on age (older = harder), severity of deviation, the amount of amblyopia, visual acuity, etc. Patching may be done in combination with other therapies. ...Read more

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How do I fix lazy eye without surgery?

How do I fix lazy eye without surgery?

Patching or glasses: In certain specific types of lazy eye, patching and glasses may work. Ask your eye doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Is there a way to fix a lazy eye?

Is there a way to fix a 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 determine 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: "http://www. Aapos. Org/terms/conditions/21 ...Read more

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How can you fix a lazy eye?

How can you fix a lazy eye?

Yes.: First of all, it depends on the age of the patient. Possible solutions include glasses, patching, or surgery. Talk to your ophthalmologist (not optometrist). ...Read more

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What can you do to fix a lazy eye?

What can you do to fix a lazy eye?

Age matters: An infant with a lazy eye will often respond to either patching or wearing modified eye glasses. An adult with a lazy eye generally requires surgery, as would a child that did not respond to more conservative measures. ...Read more

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What can you do to fix my lazy eye?

What can you do to fix my lazy eye?

Depends: It depends what the lazy eye is from. If it is due to crossing or drifting, you can correct it back to a normal position, but if it has been present since birth, the vision may or may not improve. In rare instances, correcting a drifting eye could give you double vision. Sometimes an eye is lazy because the signal to the brain never formed appropriately. Not much can be done for that. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix my lazy eye at home?

No: You need the expert guidance of an ophthalmologist to help you and explain the treatment options. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of fixing a lazy eye?

What are some benefits of fixing a lazy eye?

Cosmesis: Often in teenagers or adults requests are made to straighten a strabismic eye. This is done primarily for psychsocial reasons to make the eyes appear more natural. Frequently, the eye misaligment is worse in one eye and surgery is often performed on the amblyopic eye only. The vision however will not improve. ...Read more

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What can I do to permanently fix a lazy eye?

What can I do to permanently fix a lazy eye?

Yes and no: If you are refering to lining the eyes up so they point in the same direction, that might be possible with a skilled eye muscle surgery. The other issue is will it work. If the brain decided to shut off the input from that eye (ambliopia), the ability to regain that lost input deminishes with time. A discussion with your eye dr can give you guidance. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix a lazy eye? If so, how?

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 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 it possible to fix a lazy eye at the age of 25?

Is it possible to fix a lazy eye at the age of 25?

Yes: Yes, you may have to see a pediatric ophthalmologist, but a lazy eye can be fixed at any age. ...Read more

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Is there a way to fix a lazy eye (amblyopia) in adults?

Is there a way to fix a lazy eye (amblyopia) in adults?

NO: Not that we know of. If younger than 9 years of age, patching of the other eye may help, as well as glasses. In an adult there has been no sucessful treatment. Studies have shown that if you loose the good (non-amblyopic eye), the lazy eye will slowly improve (very slowly). When it is forced to function without help from the other eye. ...Read more

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Will there ever be a permanent fix for lazy eye in adults?

Will there ever be a permanent fix for lazy eye in adults?

Not for a while: This is a topic for active research and involves turning on a brain circuit which was turned off in infancy. There is little progress so far but a great deal of interest. ...Read more

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Why do I still feel unhappy with myself after fixing a lazy eye?

Why do I still feel unhappy with myself after fixing a lazy eye?

Depression?: You ask why you still feel unhappy after having a surgery. That tells me you felt unhappy before. Surgery is not going to fix depression. Perhaps you thought the reason you were feeling down was because of the problems from the lazy eye, and that surgery would 'cure' that. You now know that was not the reason you were unhappy. You need to sit down with a professional and explore your symptoms! ...Read more

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Is there a surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Yes and no: Lazy eye, or amblyopia is a condition where the brain begins turning off one eye because the image is different/fuzzy. It may be improved by non-surgical means if the eyes line up correctly, but it often leads to cross eyes. Surgery can help re-align the eyes as part of treatment, but if the problem has gone on too long, the amblyopia can persist. At that point, surgery's value is cosmetic ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure to fix my lazy eye?

Is there a surgical procedure to fix my lazy eye?

Yes: A surgical procedure can correct the alignment of a "lazy eye" to make it appear straight. But if the vision is reduced in a lazy eye ("amblyopia"), then after the age of about 8-10 years it can't be improved to the normal level in most cases. ...Read more

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Can doctors fix a lazy eye?

Can doctors fix a lazy eye?

Yes and no: If the child is young and the amblyopia is corrected it can be fixed. If not then no. ...Read more

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Can glasses fix a lazy eye? How?

Can glasses fix a lazy eye? How?

Depends on the cause: If the lazy eye is turned one direction due to a prescription issue, glasses can straighten it. Prism placed in the glasses lenses can treat more resistant forms. Surgical alignment of the eye at a young age is a more permanent treatment. If the lazy eye is aligned but not able to see well, patching the other at a young age may help improve the vision. ...Read more

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Can glasses help fix my lazy eye?

Can glasses help fix my lazy eye?

Unlikely to happen: At a listed age of 35, it is likely this issue has gone on too long for you to regain lost vision.Glasses can help kids regain vision if it is used before the visual pathways are finished developing. An adult with set pathways will not. ...Read more

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Is surgery the best way to fix a lazy eye?

Is surgery the best way to fix a lazy eye?

Yes and no: If you are refering to lining the eyes up so they point in the same direction, that might be possible with a skilled eye muscle surgery. The other issue is will it work. If the brain decided to shut off the input from that eye (ambliopia), the ability to regain that lost input deminishes with time. A discussion with your eye dr can give you guidance. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Rx May help: 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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Would an eye operation fix a lazy eye on an adult?

Would an eye operation fix a lazy eye on an adult?

Define "lazy eye": Some use this for eyes that don't line up while for others use it for a vision loss condition called amblyopia.Poor alignment is just one factor that can cause amblyopia. Eyes can be lined up with special eye muscle surgery at different ages. Surgery might help a kid regain some vision lost in amblyopia while not in an adult where the brain has turned off accepting input from the weaker eye. ...Read more

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How can I fix a lazy eye I am 23 and wear contacts?

How can I fix a lazy eye I am 23 and wear contacts?

Depends on what: You mean by lazy eye: is it a droopy eyelid or crossed eye or eye that doesn't see well? There are treatment options for each. ...Read more

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How do I fix my lazy eye when I already had surgery?

How do I fix my lazy eye when I already had surgery?

Depends: Lazy eye is a vague term. If you mean droopy lid, this is ptosis which would likely need surgery to be corrected. If you are referring to misalignment of the eyes this is strabismus. This is treated with glasses, exercises, surgery or patching (children only). If you are referring to poor vision in 1 eye (amblyopia) then glasses or patching may help but usually only in kids. See your eye doc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go blind from not fixing a lazy eye?

? fixing?: Sometimes people use terms differently than us docs. To us lazy eye refers to the vision loss caused when the brain decides to ignore or turn off the input of a weaker or misaligned eye. If your eyes don't line up properly that is strabismus & the double image it causes forces the brain to turn one off. If someone strengthens a weak eye or gets them straight soon enough it may save vision. ...Read more

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Do you think I should I get a surgery to fix my lazy eye?

Not at your age: A Lazy eye" amblyopia is usually caused by a refractive error that is not discovered before age 2. The brain will "turn off" the image coming from the blurry (usually far-sighted) eye and concentrate and show preference to the good eye. The amblyopic eye then does not develop the visual pathways to the brain required for good vision. Patching the good eye can improve vision in a child. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to fix a lazy eye without surgery?

Less than 8: Unfortunately amblyopia (lazy eye) is something that has to be addressed earlier rather than later. The nerves in the eye are done developing by around the age of 8. After that what ever vision you have lost because of the lazy depends to be permenant. Depending on the cause of the lazy eye, it may require patching, glasses or surgery. ...Read more

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What kind of medical procedure is required to "fix" a lazy eye?

What kind of medical procedure is required to "fix" a lazy eye?

Define "lazy": If you mean a misaligned eye, when both are not pointed in the same direction, this can be treated with eye muscle surgery. If you mean lazy as in not seeing as well, there may be nothing available. When the brain processes 2 visual inputs & one is fuzzy or misaligned, it may "turn off" the poor input as you would a camera. If off for several years it won't turn back on. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

Loss not due to a structural problem such as myopia or hyperopia and develops early in life. For more information, ...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


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