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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 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 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 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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Can you tell me how could i treat my amblyopia or lazy eye?

Can you tell me how could i treat my amblyopia or lazy eye?

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. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have blepharitis?

How can I tell if I have blepharitis?

See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small double chin , can anyone tell me how i can cure this problem?

What to do if I have small double chin , can anyone tell me how i can cure this problem?

Candidate??: Chin tuck or face lift surgery works well for many patients, but an adequate preop evaluation is essential to determine your chin position, fatty deposits and excess skin. Depending on the evaluation, different procedures may be recommended. Al are considered cosmetic and are out of pocket expenses. See several facial plastic surgeons for consultation before proceeding, don't choose based on $. ...Read more

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How can I determine whether I have a schizophrenia?

How can I determine whether I have a schizophrenia?

Seek help: If you have concerns over having a mental illness, seek professional help. This can include your primary care provider, a mental health therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have pink eye?

How can I know if I have pink eye?

See docrtor: If the eye is pink you have "pink eye". There are many causes, bacteria, virus, allergies, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my eye is bulging? I know I can go to an ophthalmologist, but is there a way I can do a self-check until I see a doc? Signs/symptoms

How can I tell if my eye is bulging? I know I can go to an ophthalmologist, but is there a way I can do a self-check until I see a doc? Signs/symptoms

Old photos: Pull out some old photos and compare the eyes with your current look. This gives a clue but may vary due to light, time of day and your overall state of health. Your ophthalmologist can actually measure the eye protrusion with his instrumentation. I am guessing you have a thyroid dysfunction and are worried about Graves disease in which the eyes bulge outward. ...Read more

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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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How can I tell whether I have a cavity?

How can I tell whether I have a cavity?

Let us review your q: The best way to evaluate for a cavity is to see a dentist regularly. xrays of your teeth are taken once a year. If they are small you may not have any signs or symptoms. The larger ones increase your risk of tooth abcess. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have astigmatism?

How to tell if I have astigmatism?

Most people do: Most people have astigmatism which is when the front of the eye is not a perfect sphere. With significant astigmatism, your uncorrected (without glasses or contacts) vision is blurred. So if you don't have blurred vision, you don't have significant astigmatism. If you do have blurred vision, your eye doctor can tell you if it is due astigmatism or another cause. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a corneal abrasion?

How can I tell if I have a corneal abrasion?

Pain: Corneal abrasion, a loss of the cellular skin covering the cornea at some point, is intensely painful causing striking redness, and light sensitivity. Most who have one don't question the diagnosis but cry out for help. See your ophthalmolgist right away if you suspect this condition. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a cross eye a while ago, i think because i was rubbing my eye too much, and i wanted to know if glasses or contacts can fix this problem?

What to do if i got a cross eye a while ago, i think because i was rubbing my eye too much, and i wanted to know if glasses or contacts can fix this problem?

Not from rubbing: There are many causes of misaligned eyes, but rubbing them is not one of them. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation of this problem. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an eye infection from contacts?

How can I tell if I have an eye infection from contacts?

The white spot: Usually the most common infection associated with contact lens use is the bacterial corneal ulcer. This looks like a small white spot on the corneal surface. This needs to be treated asap to prevent potential vision loss! ...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


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