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How long do I need to cover up my good eye to make my lazy eye stronger daily?

How long do I need to cover up my good eye to make my lazy eye stronger daily?

Depends: This is highly dependent upon the age and depth of the amblyopia. Generally the time varies from 4-12 hours or more per day. The most important thing is to not induce amblyopia in the better seeing (covered) eye! ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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How long each day do I need to cover up my good eye in order to make my lazy eye stronger?

How long each day do I need to cover up my good eye in order to make my lazy eye stronger?

Amblyopia: If you are beyond the age of 6 (to 10) years old this is useless therapy. Before the age of 6 yrs continuous patching is required and the improvement monitored. When there ceases to be any benefit from the patching, there is usually underlying disease other than amblyopia. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fix lazy eye by patching?

How long does it take to fix lazy eye by patching?

Long time: Depends on age (older = harder), severity of deviation, the amount of amblyopia, visual acuity, etc. Patching may be done in combination with other therapies. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i get my lazy eye the same vision as my good eye?

Please tell me, could i get my lazy eye the same vision as my good eye?

Probably not: At your age, the vision has been down in one eye for many years and the brain developed that adaptation at age 8. If you were to patch the good eye for a year or so, the 'lazy' eye might improve somewhat (to the best it was capable of at age 8), but that would be quite an effort for an unlikely result. Continue to use your eyes as they are now and don't worry about the other eye. ...Read more

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Lasek eye surgery good if you have a lazy eye?

Lasek eye surgery good if you have a lazy eye?

No: If you have amblyopia, or lazy eye, then it may mean that you don't have normal vision in that eye. Lasik (or lasek) surgery will not fix that problem. This type of surgery simply corrects your refractive error. That means if you wear contacts or glasses, you can get that prescription lasered onto your cornea, so you don't need to wear those contacts or glasses anymore. ...Read more

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Can my lazy eye be helped? Are there any good treatments out there?

Can my lazy eye be helped? Are there any good treatments out there?

No: Treatment for lazy eye, or amblyopia, is effective only in children. It is possible to improve the vision in a lazy eye in an adult, but the treatment cannot be tolerated. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can wearing your contacts too long give you a lazy eye?

Hello docs. I was wondering can wearing your contacts too long give you a lazy eye?

No: Extended contact lens wear does carry higher rate of infection ; you should discuss this issue with your eyecare doctor. ...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


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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