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How can I prevent hypertropia/strabismus?

How can I prevent hypertropia/strabismus?

Routine exams: and early intervention by your ophthalmologist!

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed is where the eyes do not both look straight ahead, but are misaligned so one or both point slightly inward. This can cause a person to have double-vision, since the two images from ...Read more


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My daughter has pseudostrabismus. Can it convert to strabismus? Can i prevent it somehow? How often do I take her for eye checkup? Thanks..

No: Pseudostrabismus is just the appearance that the eyes are not aligned correctly, when in reality they are. Usually it looks that way because of the skin folds around the eye being a little different one side to the other, and so the eyes just look out of line. If an eye doctor has examined and told you the alignment is fine, then it is. It won't 'convert' to strabismus, because there is no problem. ...Read more

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How to prevent people from seeing that you are cross eyed?

How to prevent people from seeing that you are cross eyed?

Surgery: Crossed eyes are difficult to mask without dark glasses or surgical correction. Those with mildly crossed eyes can wear glasses that have prisms to force the crossed eye to look straight. Moderate to severe crossing requires surgical correction in youth; in adults with longstanding crossed eyes, surgery can be performed to improve the cosmetic appearance. ...Read more

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Can you prevent development of a lazy eye?

Can you prevent development of a lazy eye?

Absolutely: "lazy eye" is a somewhat derogatory layman's term for what i prefer to call by it's real name - amblyopia, or when the brain and eyes don't work well together. This is caused when the image reaching the back of the eye is not focused or when the eyes are not aligned. Symptoms include a poor judge of depth, one eye turning inwards or outwards, or the eyes not working together. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent my lazy eye drifting?

What can I do to prevent my lazy eye drifting?

Full exam: Patching, glasses and/or surgery can help. 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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Is there anything I can do to prevent my lazy eye from drifting?

Is there anything I can do to prevent my lazy eye from drifting?

An eye that drifts: When tired will also drift when drinking alcohol. Other than avoiding these things, if the drifting is frequent, surgery can help. ...Read more

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I have a lazy eye. What should I do now to prevent my eyes getting deviated?

I have a lazy eye. What should I do now to prevent my eyes getting deviated?

Glasses and exercise: If your vision is not clear and you need glasses, this may help the "lazy" eye remain straight. Sometimes, there needs to be a prism in your glasses to keep your eyes straight. There are some vision exercises that can help as well. Visit your local eye doctor for assistance. ...Read more

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How to prevent your lazy eye from being obvious in picture?

Not sure: If your asking how to make your lazy look normal in pictures, you can't unless you can control your eyes. But if you can do that, it wouldn't be lazy in the first place. ...Read more

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


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