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How can I tell whether I have a lazy eye?

How can I tell whether I have a lazy eye?

Eye exam by Eye MD: A lazy eye is diagnosed when everything else that can cause less than corrected 20/20 vision has been ruled out. The diagnosis is made easier in the presence of misaligned eyes (strabismus) or moderate farsightedness, or advanced astigmatism. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus is a medical condition due to weakness or paralysis of one or more muscles that control eye movement. As a result, the eyes are not aligned with each other and ...Read more


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How can I tell whether I have an astigmatism or a lazy eye and astigmatism?

How can I tell whether I have an astigmatism or a lazy eye and astigmatism?

Eye exam: Astigmatism can be checked for during a refraction. Also can be visualized with corneal topography (regular and irregular astigmatism). If the astigmatism was large and uncorrected making one eye weak while the other was strong during visual development, then a lazy eye can happen. Sometimes the lazy eye can drift if not staying focused. ...Read more

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I've always wondered whether I have a lazy eye or not. How can I tell the difference?

I've always wondered whether I have a lazy eye or not. How can I tell the difference?

Eye exam: Lazy eye can be drifting out or in, or sometimes is aligned but has a weaker visual acuity potential than 20/20 (thus can't be corrected to 20/20). ...Read more

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How do I tell whether I have an eye problem or a lazy eye?

How do I tell whether I have an eye problem or a lazy eye?

Eye exam: Check vision, look at your pupil reflex alignment with a penlight, check alignment with cover/uncover testing, sometimes maddox rod testing if you have one. See if there is a refractive error or if the best corrected vision is limited. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have a lazy eye?

How do you tell if you have a lazy eye?

Lazy eye: An eye that cannot see well despite being without disease is called amblyopic or "lazy". There are many causes, most common are strabismus (an eye that crosses) or an eye that has a worse refractive error than the other eye. It is best to get a thorough eye exam if you are suspecting a problem and get diagnosed. Lazy eye can be treated if caught early enough. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have a lazy eye are your eyes symmetrical when you look at something or do you see more out of one eye?

Complex issue: The label "lazy eye" is commonly used for the condition amblyopia. This develops if the brain begins to "turn off" the visual input of an eye that provides distorted or poorly aligned (double image) input.The eyes can appear to be aligned normally or not.By definition, one eye is dominant, providing most or all of the visual information used by the brain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me can I develop a lazy eye?

Can you tell me can I develop a lazy eye?

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye): Majority of people who have amblyopia are born with the condition. It means the vision is reduced in one eye. If the vision becomes reduced at your age it may mean retinal , cataract, corneal, problems, or a new eyeglass prescription. If you mean your eye is drifting in or out, that is a strabmismus condition, where one of the eye muscles weakens and causes the eye to turn out or in. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could cure lazy eye?

Can you tell me how I could cure lazy eye?

Time for a visit: You need to visit an ophthalmologist and have a basic assessment done. You will need to clarify the issue. Some consider poorly a poorly aligned eye, "lazy" while it is better used for visual loss from one eye. Eye surgery may help re-align the eyes, but long term vision loss is usually permanent. Only a proper evaluation could be sure. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do about my lazy eye?

Please tell me what can I do about my lazy eye?

Time for a visit: You need to visit an ophthalmologist and have a basic assessment done. You will need to clarify the issue. Some consider poorly a poorly aligned eye, "lazy" while it is better used for visual loss from one eye. Eye surgery may help re-align the eyes, but long term vision loss is usually permanent. Only a proper evaluation could be sure. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I do about my lazy eye?

Can anyone tell me what can I do about my lazy eye?

Time for a visit: You need to visit an ophthalmologist and have a basic assessment done. You will need to clarify the issue. Some consider poorly a poorly aligned eye, "lazy" while it is better used for visual loss from one eye. Eye surgery may help re-align the eyes, but long term vision loss is usually permanent. Only a proper evaluation could be sure. ...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 ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more