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Doctor insights on: Is Crossed Eyes A Symptom Of Amblyopia

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How long does crossed eyes associated with amblyopia last?

How long does crossed eyes associated with amblyopia last?

See Below: If the strabismus, eye crossing, is not resolved with patching or surgery., it will always be present. ...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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What is the difference between amblyopia(lazy eye) and strabismus(cross eyed)?

What is the difference between amblyopia(lazy eye) and strabismus(cross eyed)?

Big diffrence: Crossed eyes, may result in amblyopia of the eye less used. The brain will mask the image form that eye so patient doesn't see double. Crossed eyes in children less than 2 years old need to be straightened as soon as possible after reasonable amblyopia therapy if present. If eyes are straightened before age 2 3d visison usually develops. Between 2-4 it drops significantly. >4 not possible. ...Read more

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What can cause cross eyed, have a lazy eye or even loss of sight?

What can cause cross eyed, have a lazy eye or even loss of sight?

Too many causes: to list in 400 characters or less! This can occur from birth, or develop later as a result of a variety of medical conditions. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between being cross eyed and having a lazy eye?

How do I tell the difference between being cross eyed and having a lazy eye?

By different tests: The term "lazy eye" means different things to different people. Some equate it with crossing eyes. Lazy eye in the sense of reduced vision is diagnosed by measuring the vision, crossed eyes by measuring how much the eye deviates. Crossing eyes in adults are usually treated by surgery. Amblyopia in general can not be improved in an adult. ...Read more

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I have a lazy eye, I was born cross-eyed and had surgery. When I was in college, I noticed that my left eye was going in a different direction. Is there anyway I can prevent the right eye from becoming lazy ?

I have a lazy eye, I was born cross-eyed and had surgery. When I was in college, I noticed that my left eye was going in a different direction. Is there anyway I can prevent the right eye from becoming lazy ?

Which eye had: surgery? If it was your 'lazy left eye' and now it's going in a different direction, it may be from studying and not resting at all hours of the night, fatigue. You do need to see your eye doctor for definitive diagnosis! If your right eye is dominant, and not moving funny, chances are high it won't move and become lazy! So, see your eye doctor, and have this evaluated further to discuss options. ...Read more

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What is the best way to diagnose crossed eyes?

What is the best way to diagnose crossed eyes?

Observe eye position: Most cases of crossed eyes are obvious because the eyes are out of alignment towards or away from each other. If the "red eye" reflex in camera pictures consistently shows one eye red and the other dark, then then dark one is likely to be crossed. Your ophthalmologist has means to detect crossing that is more subtle. ...Read more

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Can an operation be used to fix crossed eyes in adults?

Can an operation be used to fix crossed eyes in adults?

Yes, depends: The eye muscle surgery can cosmetically straighten the eyes in adults, but if you have a lazy eye ( amblyopia) then the vision will not return in that eye. ...Read more

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Why does my newborn have crossed eyes?

Why does my newborn have crossed eyes?

It takes them...: ...Several months to figure out what they are seeing, and several more to figure out that both eyes are looking at the same thing; once that happens, they can adjust their vision so that the information from both eyes is fed to the vision center of the brain to make one 3d picture of the surrounding world. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of crossed eyes?

What is the best way to get rid of crossed eyes?

3 options: There are many different causes for crossed eyes. Depending on the cause, the problem may go away by itself, glasses may be needed, eye exercises may help, and sometimes surgery may be necessary. An ophthalmologist would determine the exact cause of the crossed eyes and suggest the best way to solve the problem. ...Read more

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Can eyes get stuck cross eyed if you go cross eyed?

Can eyes get stuck cross eyed if you go cross eyed?

No: Some can hold eyes cross eyed for some time but they will go back to their natural position when will power to do this stops. For sure, after a nights sleep, they will normalize. ...Read more

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Sometimes my eyes go cross-eyed (when I don't try to do it). What should I do?

Sometimes my eyes go cross-eyed (when I don't try to do it). What should I do?

See an eye doctor: This should not be happening and could be a sign of something sinister. See an ophthalmologist to have it sorted out. ...Read more

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How long do you have to be cross-eyed for your eyes to permanently stay that way?

How long do you have to be cross-eyed for your eyes to permanently stay that way?

Voluntarily crossed?: If the reason for crossing is voluntary, the answer is most likely never. If the reason for crossing is a medical problem, then it would depend on the medical condition nd its treatment. ...Read more

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My eyes feel cross eyed but there not they feel like that when closed also have fine vision?

My eyes feel cross eyed but there not they feel like that when closed also have fine vision?

You have fine vision: see your pediatrician. You may need to see a pediatric ophthalmologist, who can work you up this feeling you have of your eye crossing. They can measure your eye movements and see if one of your eye muscles might be weaker, or not, or if it's just at near or distance viewing. Should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Can crossed eyes be cured?

Can crossed eyes be cured?

Yes: Crossed eye can be caused by accomodation or by eye muscle problems. Accomodative causes can sometimes be fixed with glasses. Surgery on the eye muscles can move them so that the crossed eyes are straight. ...Read more

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How do people get crossed eyes?

How do people get crossed eyes?

Genetic: This is usually a genetic disorder but it can be successfully treated by a pediatric/strabismus specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How come some people get crossed eyes?

Childhood, acquired: Crossed eyes are out of alignment inwards (esotropia), outwards (exotropia) or vertical (hypertropia). Vision holds the eyes aligned so poor vision will cause one eye to drift if it happens in childhood. Adults will lose alignment when their childhood stability gets disrupted or when they have trauma to the eye muscles or the eye muscle nerves. See a strabismologist ophthalmolgist for answers. ...Read more

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What causes a child to have crossed eyes?

What causes a child to have crossed eyes?

What age?: If it is a newborn it may be normal, after a couple of months if it is still present it may be a problem with the muscles that coordinate eye movement, and if it is not treated it may cause amblyopia, it is very worrisome if it happens all of a sudden in previously normal eyes. ...Read more

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How do lazy eyes and crossed eyes differ?

How do lazy eyes and crossed eyes differ?

Both generic: Both are laymen's term. Lazy eye and crossed eyes refers sometimes to strabismus, the medical term for any misalignment of the eyes (eyes not moving together). Lazy eye is also used to describe amblyopia-an eye with diminished vision usually as a result of a strabismus disorder. People can have a form of strabismus with and without amblyopia. Amblyopia is rare without strabismus. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have or are crossed eyes, what to do?

Look in mirror: Many causes of crossed eyes or esotropia are obvious. Crossed eyes do not require treatment unless they are causing some problem such as blurred or double vision. Treatment, when needed, can be glasses, surgery or Botox injections. ...Read more

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Can crossed eyes get well with surgery?

Yes, depends: The muscles will be straight but any recovery of vision from amblyopia will depend on how early in life the surgery for crossed eyes is performed. ...Read more

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Can you get distorted vision from crossed eyes?

Can you get distorted vision from crossed eyes?

Yes: Crossed eye distort the input to the brain and usually one eye becomes 'lazy' or amblyopic.
The vision then becomes worse in the lazy eye and may become distorted. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix my crossed eyes without surgery?

No: Eyes misaligned can only be straighted at your age by proper surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that can cure "crossed eyes" in adults?

Crossed eyes: Yes surgery can be performed to realign the eyes. It would be best to see a stabismologist for definitive evaluation. ...Read more

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What are good ways i can fix my crossed eyes without surgery?

What are good ways i can fix my crossed eyes without surgery?

Go to doctor: If you are 30 years old and have crossed eyes then it's unlikely eye exercises will have any effect. You need to consult with a pediatric ophthalmologist to explore your options. ...Read more

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Is it possible to straighten your eyes if you have crossed eyes, without surgery?

Maybe: Crossed eyes are known as strabismus. There are many criteria which need to be examined in order to determine how strabismus is best corrected. In some cases, certain eye excercises can minimize and even eliminate strabismus, in others, surgical correction is necessary. See an eye doctor specializing in adult strabismus correction. ...Read more

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Are most adults with crossed eyes partly blind in one eye?

Are most adults with crossed eyes partly blind in one eye?

Many patterns: A common pattern is supression of the central image in one eye (which prevents double vision). Some eyes are amblyopic - lowered vision which does not improve. Others have an adaptation termed alternation in which each eye has good vision but only one at a time pointed centrally to function. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more


Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed = strabismus = esotropia = condition in which one or both eyes are turned ...Read more