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Is it possible to fix a lazy eye? If so, how?

Is it possible to fix a lazy eye? If so, how?

Rx May help: Ambliopia 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

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based ...Read more


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Is it possible to fix my lazy eye at home?

No: You need the expert guidance of an ophthalmologist to help you and explain the treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix my lazy eye when I already had surgery on it before?

Possible: It depends on whether you are asking about the lazy "vision" or lazy "position" of the eye. Lazy position can be addressed based on extent of squint and available muscle tissue. Lazy vision (amblyopia) can be addressed using appropriate refractive surgery (you may not have 20/20 capacity but at least to the best vision you have with your glasses). You may need your eye doctor to review this with. ...Read more

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What should I do other then a possible operation to fix a slight lazy eye?

What should I do other then a possible operation to fix a slight lazy eye?

Confusing question: Lazy eye is a lay term for a medical issue called amblyopia, where the brain turns off the input of an eye that gives a blurry or double vision input. Sometimes a eye doc can blur the stronger eye with glasses and turn the eye back on and sometimes surgery will bring the image into line and the eye and save the vision. Talk with your eye doc about your options. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?

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

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How can you fix a lazy eye?

How can you fix a lazy eye?

Yes.: First of all, it depends on the age of the patient. Possible solutions include glasses, patching, or surgery. Talk to your ophthalmologist (not optometrist). ...Read more

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Is there a way to fix a lazy eye?

Is there a way to fix a lazy eye?

Patches/glasses/drop: First, it depends on the age of the patient. Most lazy eye (amblyopia) should be treated before age 9-10. The patient needs a complete, dilated eye exam to deterine need for glasses and to rule out any other underlying conditions. Patching or dilating drops are then used in the stronger eye to force the use of the weak eye to make it stronger. see also: http://www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/21 ...Read more

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What can you do to fix a lazy eye?

Age matters: An infant with a lazy eye will often respond to either patching or wearing modified eye glasses. An adult with a lazy eye generally requires surgery, as would a child that did not respond to more conservative measures. ...Read more

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What can I do to permanently fix a lazy eye?

What can I do to permanently fix a lazy eye?

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

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Is there a way to fix a lazy eye (amblyopia) in adults ?

Is there a way to fix a  lazy eye (amblyopia) in adults ?

NO: Not that we know of. If younger than 9 years of age, patching of the other eye may help, as well as glasses. In an adult there has been no sucessful treatment. Studies have shown that if you loose the good (non-amblyopic eye), the lazy eye will slowly improve (very slowly). When it is forced to function without help from the other eye. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery to fix a lazy eye?

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 more

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Can doctors fix a lazy eye?

Can doctors fix a lazy eye?

Yes and no: If the child is young and the amblyopia is corrected it can be fixed. If not then no. ...Read more

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Can glasses fix a lazy eye? How?

Can glasses fix a lazy eye? How?

Depends on the cause: If the lazy eye is turned one direction due to a prescription issue, glasses can straighten it. Prism placed in the glasses lenses can treat more resistant forms. Surgical alignment of the eye at a young age is a more permanent treatment. If the lazy eye is aligned but not able to see well, patching the other at a young age may help improve the vision. ...Read more

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Is surgery the best way to fix a lazy eye?

Is surgery the best way to fix a lazy eye?

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

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Would an eye operation fix a lazy eye on an adult?

Would an eye operation fix a lazy eye on an adult?

Define "lazy eye": Some use this for eyes that don't line up while for others use it for a vision loss condition called amblyopia.Poor alignment is just one factor that can cause amblyopia. Eyes can be lined up with special eye muscle surgery at different ages. Surgery might help a kid regain some vision lost in amblyopia while not in an adult where the brain has turned off accepting input from the weaker eye. ...Read more

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How can I fix a lazy eye I am 23 and wear contacts?

How can I fix a lazy eye I am 23 and wear contacts?

Depends on what: You mean by lazy eye: is it a droopy eyelid or crossed eye or eye that doesn't see well? There are treatment options for each. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to fix a lazy eye without surgery?

Less than 8: Unfortunately amblyopia (lazy eye) is something that has to be addressed earlier rather than later. The nerves in the eye are done developing by around the age of 8. After that what ever vision you have lost because of the lazy depends to be permenant. Depending on the cause of the lazy eye, it may require patching, glasses or surgery. ...Read more

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What kind of medical procedure is required to "fix" a lazy eye?

What kind of medical procedure is required to "fix" a lazy eye?

Define "lazy": If you mean a misaligned eye, when both are not pointed in the same direction, this can be treated with eye muscle surgery. If you mean lazy as in not seeing as well, there may be nothing available.When the brain processes 2 visual inputs & one is fuzzy or misaligned, it may "turn off" the poor input as you would a camera. If off for several years it won't turn back on. ...Read more

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Is there a way to fix a lazy eye naturally if I am 17 years old?

Is there a way to fix a lazy eye naturally if I am 17 years old?

Generally No: The vast majority of visual development is complete by age 7 or 8. Some improvement in vision may be attained at ages up to 18 or so but the gains are modest. It's best to begin treatment as early as possible. ...Read more

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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


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