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Is It Possible To Go Blind From Not Fixing A Lazy Eye
Yes: Sometimes a weak eye is never discovered because the eye have not been tested independently. During visual development, it's best to get a screening eye exam to look for any visual problems that might cause relative blindness if not corrected early (especially during the age when someone can't tell you something is blurry). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: While you can see with both eyes, your brain does not like double vision that comes from an eye that is 'lazy' --- left untreated your brain will 'prefer' the good eye and ignore the images coming from the lazy eye. There are eye exercises to strengthen the lazy eye or even surgery that can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs evaluation: Could be bacterial or fungal. See your dentist for visual examination and possible swab for lab eval. ...Read more
Likely: I am assuming your blind left eye has become "lazy." if the eyeball itself looks normal, but is just misdirected, you probably are a good candidate for strabismus surgery. Pediatric ophthalmologists are specialists in adult strabismus. Have a visit with one of these! they helped me! ...Read more
If i have a lazy eye can i become blind if i dont wear glasses? I have been told the brain gets used to not using it and therefore will get worse.
Amblyopia develops : in childhood when brain " turns off" the visual input from one eye because of misaligned eyes, a high degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, or visual deprivation from a cataract, droopy lid, etc., The degree of vision loss is ^er than expected from physical problems in the eye. Wear your glasses & protect the other eye from injury. See: www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/21. ...Read more
I have an astigmatism in my right eye , the eye doctor said only need to wear my glasses at night when I'm driving Can I get lazy eye or blind worried?
Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As you grow, the eyes may have different strength or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong.The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may turn off the input of one eye ; keep the best. That process is called amblyopia. If not caught and treated in time it is permanent. ...Read more
I have a lazy eye and don't wear glasses. Can this aggrevate the condition and ultimately cause loss of vision in my lazy eye?I'm 20 year male.
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