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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Lack of pigment in: Eyes, skin and hair.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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