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How Does Strabismus Worsen
Strabismus: Strabismus occurs when the eye are not aligned properly, so they do not work well together. In some people, this misalignment worsens over time. If it occurs only occasionally, no intervention is needed. If the misalignment worsens, double vision may result. This can be fixed with prism glasses. If special glasses don't work, surgery to straighten the eyes may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lazy eye: Lazy eye is the lay term for amblyopia, a condition where the vision in one eye does not develop properly. It is treatable if diagnosed in childhood. Causes include strabismus, a high refractive error in one eye, childhood cataracts and ptosis to name a few. The term lazy eye is often misused to mean wandering eye (strabismus) or a droopy eyelid (ptosis) both of which are treatable in adults. ...Read more
Usually until treatd: Strabismus comes in many forms. Some crossing patterns are congenital and can dampen with age often during childhood. Other forms are latent or exhibit themselves during periods of higher fatigue such as late in the day or when sleepy. Many forms will persist until corrected by glasses (prism) or surgery. See your ophthalmologist for specific suggestions. ...Read more
It may never cure: Strabismus can occasionally be improved by vision therapy, but more often requires multiple treatments, including glasses and even surgery. Even once the strabismus has improved, it can return years later, especially if the original treatment was begun at an older age, or did not completely treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinhole effect: Squinting narrows the space between the lids and eliminates stray light, allowing the direct rays to focus on the back of your eye, improving the focus. In the clinic we use a device with many pinholes in it to measure visual potential and you do something similar with squinting. It unfortunately eliminates much of the light so it is not a practical device. ...Read more
Need more correction: Hyperopia can be compensated by accomodation of your natural lens when you are younger. As you age this becomes less effective and by age 52 is lost. This means that you may need increasing lens power through the 30's for distance vision and by age 40 will need extra help (bifocals) at near. ...Read more
See below:: Infants with unrecognized galactosemia usually have problems with feeding and do not grow as well. Untreated, infants can develop cataracts, liver disease/kidney problems. Build-up of galactose and galactose-1-phosphate can cause brain damage, and in some cases, can lead to death. Even with treatment, some children may develop learning disabilities.With dietary management-most enjoy good health! ...Read more
Never: By outgrow i’m assuming childhood disease. Esotropia or in-crossed eyes have critical ages for straightening either with glasses or surgery. If less than 2 years old: very critical. Age 2-4 asap. After age 4 getting 3d vision becomes rarer even after surgery. 3d vision keeps eyes straight. Exo deviations or out-crossing of eyes can be treated with glasses or prisms sometimes but may need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vision changes: Many ways, but fluctuating sugars can even blur vision just due to osmotic changes in the lens from sugar byproducts. Retinal hemorrhage and edema can also decrease vision. Cataracts form faster. Regular eye exams are key to preventing vision loss. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends: Most 'pink eye' is caused by a viral infection on the 'skin'covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva. Once infected its called 'conjunctivitis.' this can develop over a few days or 1-2 weeks de you infect your eye when you touch a surface (or person) with the virus and rub your eye-transfering the virus. Some are from sexually transmitted bacteria. Frequent hand washing helps prevent this. ...Read more
10-15 minutes: The surgery is not about speed, but outcomes. If the surgeon and patient are comfortable and everything is working well, this is a very fast procedure. I encourage patients to rest after the procedure so don't plan to attend any other activities for remainder of day. Its a little more involved them getting your teeth cleaned or hair cut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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