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How long does it take homeopathic medicine to cure amblyopia?

How long does it take homeopathic medicine to cure amblyopia?

Never: There is no homeopathic treatment for amblyopia. Please challenge anyone claiming there is any type of "medicine" for amblyopia to produce a peer-reviewed published study demonstrating such a benefit from any medication. Then, let me know, because i would love to read it. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more


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How serious is amblyopia?

How serious is  amblyopia?

Usually not: This is a condition of lowered vision usually from childhood issues. The eye commonly looks normal but does not see as well as the others. Most fully adapt to this and have no visual handicap. A few occupations require excellent vision in both eyes and amblyopia is a barrier for them. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix amblyopia?

Is it possible to fix amblyopia?

Yes in children: Amblyopia is treatable in children. The earlier the treatment the better the results. Causes if amblyopia include problems obstruction the view of the eye such as droopy lid, refractive error, cataract, and others. In adults, vision will not improve, protect the good eye with polycarbonate glasses and avoid elective surgery to good eye. Pediatric ophthalmologist can advise best. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is amblyopia?

What sort of problem is amblyopia?

Poor vision: Amblyopia occurs when one or both eyes are not given the opportunity to see well in infancy and youth. It can be caused by uncorrected need for glasses, an eye that is not straight (strabismus), or something blocking the vision (congenital cataract, drooping eyelid). If not caught and treated early (by age 4-6), the eye will have limited potential vision (usually 20/40 or worse). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of amblyopia?

What are the symptoms of amblyopia?

Blurred vision: Amblyopia is a doctor's name for diminished vision, usually in just one eye, in the absence of demonstrable anatomic abnormalities, i.e. The eye exam appears normal. Common causes are a difference in the refraction (how near-sighted or far-sighted) between the eyes, or a misalignment of the eyes. Often no abnormal outward appearace is present, and the condition is discovered on school screenings. ...Read more

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Is amblyopia caused by trauma?

Is amblyopia caused by trauma?

Generally NO: Amblyopia is usually a developmental problem however if an eye injury is bad enough to change the vision in a young child and a clear image is not restored then amblyopia may result. ...Read more

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Can amblyopia be treated with surgery?

Can amblyopia be treated with surgery?

Depends on situation: If the eyeballs are not aligned properly, double vision will occur. Surgery on the muscles that pull the eye into position can line things up correctly. If this is done before the brain decides to stop accepting input from one eye (amblyopia), vision can be improved. However, if the eyes line up properly, & visual loss was unrelated, surgery will not help. ...Read more

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What type of glasses work on amblyopia?

What type of glasses work on amblyopia?

None: An amblyopic eye is one in which the brain ignores its signal and the vision is diminished. No optical correction will change this because it is due to an alteration of the signals within the brain. So glasses or contacts are of no benefit. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that will fix amblyopia?

Is there a surgery that will fix amblyopia?

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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What kind of surgery will correct amblyopia?

What kind of surgery will correct amblyopia?

Depends on situation: If the eyeballs are not aligned properly, double vision will occur. Surgery on the muscles that pull the eye into position can line things up correctly. If this is done before the brain decides to stop accepting input from one eye (amblyopia), vision can be improved. However, if the eyes line up properly, & visual loss was unrelated, surgery will not help. ...Read more

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Can someone with amblyopia ever be free of glasses?

Can someone with amblyopia ever be free of glasses?

Yes: After the amblyogenic period - maybe age 8-9 years therapy with glasses isn't really necessary anymore. There is no problem with the use of contact lenses as long as one recognizes the increased risk in an essentially monocular patient (severe amblyopia). Also the use of safety glasses should be discussed in depth. ...Read more

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How can I correct amblyopia caused by anisometropia?

Not at your age: 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. You have fully adapted at age 31. ...Read more

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Are there special glasses for people with amblyopia?

Are there special glasses for people with amblyopia?

Yes.: Amblyopia sometimes causes people to have double vision. In this case, special glasses with prisms can help realign the vision to treat the double vision. ...Read more

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How do they correct amblyopia caused by anisometropia?

How do they correct amblyopia caused by anisometropia?

Glasses and patching: Anisometropia means the two eyes have very different refractive errors, or they need very different prescriptions to correct the vision. This means the two images the brain sees are hard to fuse, so the brain ignores one. The treatment is to correct the vision as best you can and using patching therapy if amblyopia is already present. If done at a young age, vision can be improved. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure that can correct amblyopia?

Is there a surgical procedure that can correct amblyopia?

Varies with duration: 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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17 years old with amblyopia. Does patching helps? Thanks

17 years old with amblyopia. Does patching helps? Thanks

Depends: 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 distortion was recent,it might help,but most distortions start early and patching after age 8 has limited benefit ...Read more

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How long does vision changes associated with amblyopia last?

Depends on the age: If a child gets treatment on time then it will cure it. If a child missed the window of oppertunity for the treatment then ambylopia will last for life time. That is why its important that a child gets vision test. ...Read more

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What are recommended visual exercises or activities for amblyopia patients?

What are recommended visual exercises or activities for amblyopia patients?

Corrective wear...: ... Is the most important treatment. The eye needs to be looking through the best prescription. The other eye should be blocked (all under the guidance of your eye doctor). If there is a muscle imbalance (strabismus), glasses and surgery are the most effective treatments, but some eye exercises can be partially effective. All treatments should be watched by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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My husband has amblyopia, as do several members of his family. At what point should we consider having our child screened?

My husband has amblyopia, as do several members of his family.  At what point should we consider having our child screened?

As a baby: Your pediatrician should be looking at your child's eyes at all the regular check ups visits. Each time s/he will make sure the pupils are reacting properly, the eyes move as they should, and they are aligned correctly. ...Read more

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My son has amblyopia OS. Started at 20/63 in June and in his eyeDoc appoi today he reached 20/20. Is his eyesight going to stay at 20/20? Thanks

My son has amblyopia OS. Started at 20/63 in June and in his eyeDoc appoi today he reached 20/20. Is his eyesight going to stay at 20/20? 
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Good prognosis: The fact that was reduced to only 20/60 and has improved so nicely to 20/20 bodes well for it staying at or closely to 20/20. Keep up with your eye doctor and follow his recommendations. It sounds like he and you are dong well together. ...Read more

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Treatment for amblyopia?

Only in the young: Amblyopia indicates an eye seeing less well than normal as a consequence of childhood dysfunction - most commonly eye misalignment or strongly hyperopic correction. To prevent it children are patched in the good eye. Once beyond 8 years of age, it cannot be altered so adults with amblyopia cannot be improved. ...Read more

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What is amblyopia?

What is amblyopia?

Impaired vision: In children, when the nerve pathways between the eye and the brain are developing, there needs to be two clear images (one from each eye) for appropriate development of vision and depth perception. If one image is abnormal (e.g. Vision is blocked or blurred) or the eyes are misaligned producing double vision, then as a coping mechanism, the abnormal image will be suppressed and vision impaired. ...Read more

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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