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Is it okay to get a lazy eye for short period of time?

Is it okay to get a lazy eye for short period of time?

No: Lazy eye can refer to eyes not aligned properly, then there may be a muscle weakness or cranial nerve palsy involved, stroke, etc. And this should be check out right away. When eyes get tired, a decompensation of an underlying phoria can happen with eyes drifting out. Lazy eye in amblyopia doesn't happen for a short time. ...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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Is it possible to get a lazy eye only for a short period of time?

Is it possible to get a lazy eye only for a short period of time?

What do you mean?: What do you mean by lazy eye? Lazy eye 2/2 poor vision or lazy eye 2/2 eye muscle weakness? Person could have an intermittent lazy eye. But it needs an ophthalmologist eval. ...Read more

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My eyes hurts and gets blurry when using laptop, ipad or phone for a short period of time. Why is this happening?

My eyes hurts and gets blurry when using laptop, ipad or phone for a short period of time. Why is this happening?

Probably dry eye: This is most common when first waking up and the blurry vision is temporary. Artificial tears over the counter will help. Make sure it does NOT contain any redness or itching reliever in it. Just a pure lubricating drop. Use this throughout the day and when you using your tech. Generally 3-4x/day. Dry eye is very common. If the blurry vision persists, see an eye doctor. good luck. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my eyes hurts and gets blurry when using laptop, ipad or phone for a short period of time?

Could use your help docs! my eyes hurts and gets blurry when using laptop, ipad or phone for a short period of time?

Eye strain: Could be the cause of your symptoms. You're at the age when many adults start to experience presbyopia, or age-related reading problems. You may need reading glasses to help your symptoms. You should be seen by your eye doctor for further evaluation if you haven't had an exam for awhile. ...Read more

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After a short period of time my eyes become hard to hold up. What could be wrong?

After a short period of time my eyes become hard to hold up. What could be wrong?

Myasthenia gravis: Inability to keep the eyes open is a classic sign of the neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis. See a neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My eyes hurts and gets blurry when using laptop, ipad or phone for a short period of time. What can I do?

My eyes hurts and gets blurry when using laptop, ipad or phone for a short period of time.  What can I do?

Eye Strain: Eye strain can come from reading, computer use, or any near visual task. If you are getting symptoms after only a brief time, you probably need reading glasses, which is common in the mid-40's. Varying the viewing distance can help and avoid getting too close to the screen. You may need an eye exam to see what prescription is needed. Eye dryness can worsen symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lazy eye when you start wearing contacts?

Is it possible to get a lazy eye when you start wearing contacts?

No...: ... But it is possible for someone with a corrected "lazy eye" to lose control of it if the contact lens prescription is too weak or too strong. ...Read more

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Can you get a lazy eye from being too tired or sleepy?

Can you get a lazy eye from being too tired or sleepy?

Amblyopia: The opposite is usually true in that the lazy eye manifests itself during periods of tiredness as some effort needs be expended to maintain ocular alignment, when glasses are removed or patient's concentration drifts, the wandering off center becomes noticable. ...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


Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

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