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How Long Is Surgery Recovery For A Lazy Eye
Not too difficult: Usually eye muscle surgery heals quickly. Some antibiotic steroid combo ointment is often prescribed. The conjunctiva will be red, and there may be some irritating sutures. Sometimes the alignment is adjusted early postop if needed (if adjustable sutures used). Recovery is dependent on the type of surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Lazy eye, or amblyopia is a condition where the brain begins turning off one eye because the image is different/fuzzy. It may be improved by non-surgical means if the eyes line up correctly, but it often leads to cross eyes. Surgery can help re-align the eyes as part of treatment, but if the problem has gone on too long, the amblyopia can persist. At that point, surgery's value is cosmetic ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and no: If you are refering to lining the eyes up so they point in the same direction, that might be possible with a skilled eye muscle surgery. The other issue is will it work. If the brain decided to shut off the input from that eye(ambliopia), the ability to regain that lost input deminishes with time. A discussion with your eye dr can give you guidance. ...Read more
Yes and no: A lazy eye is a term that is commonly used for two different things. The first is amblyopia which is poor vision due to a poor connection with the brain. The second is strabismus which is an eye turn. It is possible to have both conditions. Surgical correction is avaible for strabismus. Surgical correction can slightly improve the vision in amblyopia sometimes but not always. ...Read more
Rx May help: Lazy eye is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more
Hard to say: If your lazy eye (poor vision or lack of vision) has gone on long enough, a drifting eye may becomes a symptom, rather than the cause, since the eye is not kept on target by the brain. The longer your brain ignores the weaker eye, the more risk vision will never be recovered.At that point surgery is just cosmetic.Review the issue with the eye surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Lazy eye is a vague term. If you mean droopy lid, this is ptosis which would likely need surgery to be corrected. If you are referring to misalignment of the eyes this is strabismus. This is treated with glasses, exercises, surgery or patching (children only). If you are referring to poor vision in 1 eye (amblyopia) then glasses or patching may help but usually only in kids. See your eye doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not at your age: A Lazy eye" amblyopia is usually caused by a refractive error that is not discovered before age 2. The brain will "turn off" the image coming from the blurry (usually far-sighted) eye and concentrate and show preference to the good eye. The amblyopic eye then does not develop the visual pathways to the brain required for good vision. Patching the good eye can improve vision in a child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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