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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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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 long should a baby to wear an eye patch to correct a lazy eye?

How long should a baby to wear an eye patch to correct a lazy eye?

Depends: This is a question for your pediatric opthamologist. The answer varies depending upon the severity and response to therapy. ...Read more

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Can wearing an eye patch, closing one eye, improve vision and minor eye lag/lazy eye in other eye? How much training would it take to improve

Can wearing an eye patch, closing one eye, improve vision and minor eye lag/lazy eye in other eye? How much training would it take to improve

Possibly: If you had patching when you were an infant and a young child, then your eyes (each alone) may have reached their best potential vision by age eight. The vision can then drop in one of the eyes and be brought up to its best 8 year old level when you are older. If the vision was poor by age eight, then you are out of luck. ...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

"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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I have a lazy eye, it is negatively affecting my life. Is there anything i can do to fix it? I had laser surgery when i was a baby, and my doctors put the eye patch to strengthen the eye, but i kept taking it off (since i was a tot). Is there any type of

If : If you are over the age of 12, your vision from the lazy eye will not improve. That is why it is important for a child to have a early vision screening and if a treatment is needed that it is followed through. Now, if you are talking about being crossed eye then there is a surgery to correct this. ...Read more

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My son is 22 months old & has a slightly unfocused lazy eye.What can I do? I tried patching for 3 weeks but it didn't make a difference .

Pediatric eye doc: I hope your son is under the care of pediatric ophthalmologist. There are set criteria and procedures for patching to help resolve strabismus in babies. Unsupervised patching can actually produce poor vision in the "good" eye. Three weeks is not a sufficient time to see a substantial change. You should talk to your doctor about the time frame where you will see a change and his expectations. ...Read more

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Until what age can one wear a patch for my lazy eye?

Until what age can one wear a patch for my lazy eye?

Try it: At age 33, chances of success are less, but patching your stronger eye will not hurt anything. It used to be thought that amblyopia (lazy eye) could be corrected by patching until age 7. There have been many successes at later ages, but it becomes more difficult. If the lazy eye is deviated, crossing in or out, it will be good to try to strengthen it before surgical options are considered. ...Read more

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Where can you get eye patchs for lazy eye?

Where can you get eye patchs for lazy eye?

Make one: Find a pirates patch. Make your own with tape and gauze. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

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


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