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Is Amblyopia Caused By Trauma
Not at your age: Amblyopia is a condition in which an eye which is otherwise normal, sees less well. It is almost always caused by some eye malposition or refractive differencies between the two eyes in infancy and early childhood. The pattern of amblyopia becomes fixed if not treated by age 8 years. After that, exercises, etc. Cannot correct the condition. You have fully adapted at age 31. ...Read more
Glasses and patching: Anisometropia means the two eyes have very different refractive errors, or they need very different prescriptions to correct the vision. This means the two images the brain sees are hard to fuse, so the brain ignores one. The treatment is to correct the vision as best you can and using patching therapy if amblyopia is already present. If done at a young age, vision can be improved. ...Read more
Rapid onset adult amblyopia.Vision worsening,mostly due wandering eye that seems impossible to keep in tandem.Did patch method 4mo. No change.Causes?
Puzzling assumption: Vision worsening because of wandering eye is expected, but often the wondering is triggered by other eye or eye muscle issues. If alignment cannot be maintained the brain will deny input from one eye=amblyopia. Get the best evaluation by an ophthalmologist you can and hope for the best. ...Read more
Can the wrong eye glass prescription cause a 3 year old eyes to get worse if he is diagnosed as having amblyopia?
Yes: Having the right prescription is very important in the treatment of amblyopia. While there are several causes, the pathway is the same: the brain suppresses the vision in the weak or non dominant eye leading to progressive loss of vision from nonuse. Treatment other than lenses may be necessary. Be sure he is being treated by an expert pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Maybe: If the injury occured as a young child, it could have led to muscle damage that misaligned the eye, or scar or cataract that blocked the eye's vision. The hit is less likely to be the cause if it occured as an older child or adult. Rarely, an undiagnosed amblyopia can be discovered after an injury brings attention to the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-working = lazy: Lazy eye refers to several issues that can cause the brain to quit accepting input from an affected eye, so it is not working =lazy. Example: 1 eye presents a sharp image to the brain, 1 a fuzzy image. The brain chooses to keep the sharp image & quit "looking" at the other image. Timed patching of the good eye makes the brain keep using the weak eye. The eye dr works to improve the weak eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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