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Is it possible to go blind from not fixing a lazy eye?

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 more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


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Am i in danger to go blind in both eyes if I have a lazy eye?

Am i in danger to go blind in both eyes if I have a lazy eye?

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 more

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I'm blind in my left eye and have developed a lazy eye, will strabismus surgery help me?

I'm blind in my left eye and have developed a lazy eye, will strabismus surgery help me?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

No: You obviously have a very minor astigmatism. Many people, some of the nicest and brightest (inc. me, ahem!) have much worse astigmatism which is correctable with glasses. It does not cause lazy eye or blindness. ...Read more

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Does lazy eye lead to irreversible vision loss?

Does lazy eye lead to irreversible vision loss?

Yes: Having an eye with amblyopia leads to permanent vision loss if it's not corrected. Also having eyes that are constantly misaligned can lead to permanent vision loss in children or double vision as adults. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is true that a lazy eye leads to irreversible vision loss?

Please explain if it is true that a lazy eye leads to irreversible vision loss?

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

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


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