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Is It Possible To Go Blind From Not Fixing A Lazy Eye
? fixing ?: Sometimes people use terms differently than us docs. To us lazy eye refers to the vision loss caused when the brain decides to ignore or turn off the input of a weaker or misaligned eye. If your eyes don't line up properly that is strabismus & the double image it causes forces the brain to turn one off. If someone strengthens a weak eye or gets them straight soon enough it may save vision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
Define "blind": Think of your eyes as 2 video cameras sitting close together.If they are both focused the same and provide the brain a clear image, the brain is happy. If one is weak, points a different way or otherwise gives a poor image, the brain is mad & can eventually turn of the input.It takes years for this to happen, but it can and does.If you ignore treatment, expect to be functionally blind in one eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
New Foster,18mo boy, removed from home,tested+for meth in system. Severe amblyopia&vision loss in L eye,now in glasses. Poss related to meth exposure?
Cosmesis: Often in teenagers or adults requests are made to straighten a strabismic eye. This is done primarily for psychsocial reasons to make the eyes appear more natural. Frequently, the eye misaligment is worse in one eye and surgery is often performed on the amblyopic eye only. The vision however will not improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression?: You ask why you still feel unhappy after having a surgery. That tells me you felt unhappy before. Surgery is not going to fix depression. Perhaps you thought the reason you were feeling down was because of the problems from the lazy eye, and that surgery would 'cure' that. You now know that was not the reason you were unhappy. You need to sit down with a professional and explore your symptoms! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends what the lazy eye is from. If it is due to crossing or drifting, you can correct it back to a normal position, but if it has been present since birth, the vision may or may not improve. In rare instances, correcting a drifting eye could give you double vision. Sometimes an eye is lazy because the signal to the brain never formed appropriately. Not much can be done for that. ...Read more
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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