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Is There A Cure For Lazy Eye I Am 23 Is It Too Late
Can the eye patch cure my lazy eye even though my age is 14 or is it too late and the patch is useless?
Depends on situation: The brain uses both eyes equally giving depth perception & peripheral vision. If one eye is weaker or doesn't line up the image, the brain begins to ignore the input of the weaker eye.Patching the stronger eye makes the brain accept the weaker eye input allowing the connection to return to normal. You will only know if it works by trying it. It can help, even if pbm has gone on for a long time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Crossed eye: This condition is some type of strabismus, and in a young child should be evaluated urgently by an ophthalmologist--an eye surgeon/md. Sometimes glasses, and sometimes glasses with patching of the better eye may do the trick. Other times eye muscle surgery is needed. There are some types of strabismus that are harder to correct. If it is for you, seek out an adult strabismologist specialist. ...Read more
Time for a visit: You need to visit an ophthalmologist and have a basic assessment done. You will need to clarify the issue. Some consider poorly a poorly aligned eye, "lazy" while it is better used for visual loss from one eye. Eye surgery may help re-align the eyes, but long term vision loss is usually permanent. Only a proper evaluation could be sure. ...Read more
Strabismus surgery: You should see a pediatric ophthalmologist or strabismus specialist to evaluate the cause of your lazy eye. Options for treatment include observation, prism lenses, or strabismus surgery (surgery done to the eye muscles to align the eyes). If you have double vision, prisms or surgery can help this, if you do not have double vision, surgery will help the appearance and alignment of the eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Appears so: I did some research on this as I'm used to my younger patients being treated with patching. It appears there may be some treatment options for adults. The link I am sending is not encouraging Tetris :) but the rest of the article was interesting and may be worth sharing with your MD to see if treatment options are available to you. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tetris-may-help-treat-lazy-eye-in-adults/ ...Read more
Depends: First be certain that it really is a 'lazy' eye and not another reason for abnormal eye movements. I have seen some improvement in patients sent to optometrists for certain types of graded exercises and a couple of miraculous changes with people treated with acupuncture, most specifically auricular therapy, but my comments are from personal experience, not medical literature. ...Read more
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