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How do physicians perform a lazy eye test?

How do physicians perform a lazy eye test?

Check vision: Determine best corrected vision, and eye exam looking for any abnormalities. Hints such as anything unequal or severely depressed for both eyes helps to see if there is a limited weaker eye. Depending on the age, vision can be tested in different manners, i.e. Flash vep. ...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 do doctors perform a lazy eye test?

How do doctors perform a lazy eye test?

Full exam: A full exam for lazy eye includes looking for signs of and causes of lazy eye. These include a big difference in vision between eyes, as well as misalignment of the eyes. Eyes drops are usually used to dilate for the complete testing. ...Read more

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How do the doctors do a lazy eye test?

How do the doctors do a lazy eye test?

No single test: A lazy eye, or amblyopia, is caused when the eye does not develop a solid connection to the brain in childhood. This is discovered when the vision is reduced in one eye. The doctor will then perform tests to make sure there is no health problem in the eye explaining the decrease in vision and to look for the reason the connection did not form well in the first place. ...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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What are doctors' recommendations to cure a lazy eye?

What are doctors' recommendations to cure a lazy eye?

See eye dr.: This requires evaluation & tx by an opthamologist. ...Read more

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What's the doctor's recommendation to hide, or fix my lazy eye?

What's the doctor's recommendation to hide, or fix my lazy eye?

Difficult: If you mean that one eye is turned in or out, and that you've had this since childhood, then strabismus surgery may be an option. However, the success would depend on many factors including your vision in that eye and why it is turned. You should see a strabismus eye md for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr.I am suffering from lazy eye. I heard doctors consultants, they said those problem cant be rectified at the age of 18. wat can i do?

Dr.I am suffering from lazy eye. I heard doctors consultants, they said those problem cant be rectified at the age of 18. wat can i do?

Depends: Amblyopia or "lazy eye" occurs when the brain decides to turn off the input of an eye that presents a different,weaker or out of alignment image. If caught early and the distortion corrected, vision can be retained.After many years,surgery might help with poor alignment, but the vision cannot be turned back on after the brain left it off for too long. ...Read more

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40 years old guy, one of my eye is as doctors say lazy eye, radial keratotomy done 15 years back, the vision of this eye is 8.5 cyl. Suggest treatmnt?

40 years old guy, one of my eye is as doctors say lazy eye, radial keratotomy  done 15 years back, the vision of this eye is 8.5 cyl. Suggest treatmnt?

Second opinion: A lazy eye is one which while apparently normal, does not see well usually from childhood issues. If not the case, then there is some other problem. Radial k. Have a high rate of regression which might be part of the cause. I suggest you make an appointment with a corneal surgeon to have this evaluated and get a second opinion there. ...Read more

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Can lazy eye be completely cured? I've heard that lazy eye can't be cured, only improved. Is that true? My 2-year-old son was just diagnosed with it, and his doctor said that as long as he wears his patch and glasses, he should be cured within a few month

Can lazy eye be completely cured? I've heard that lazy eye can't be cured, only improved. Is that true? My 2-year-old son was just diagnosed with it, and his doctor said that as long as he wears his patch and glasses, he should be cured within a few month

"Lazy : "lazy eye" tends to mean different things to different people. If you mean amblyopia (which is what it sounds like), it means that the brain begins favoring one eye over the other (or possibly even rejecting both eyes) and the wiring between the eye and the brain doesn't form properly. If the cause is addressed early in life like prescribing glasses, doing eye muscle surgery or removing cataracts, there is a greater chance of vision returning. Patching the good eye forces the child to look out of the "bad eye" so it helps lays down that wiring. Once the child is 8 or so, there is much less flexibility and the damage is already done. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

Amblyopia, or "lazy eye," is the loss of one eye's ability to see details. It is the most common cause of ...Read more