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Is There A Difference Between A Lazy Eye And A Strabismus
They are differnt: Strabismus is when the eyes are not properly aligned so that one eye is deviated. Amblyopia is decreased vision in one or both eyes because the image or object you are viewing is not properly focused. Amblyopia develops when you are younger usually between birth and 8-9 years when the visual system is still developing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alignment/vision: Strabismus is a simple failure of the eyes to line up & focus on the same point.There are several potential causes. Over time this might lead to lazy eye (amblyopia) where the brain decides to turn off the input of one eye if the images don't line up or one is fuzzier than the other. The "lazy eye" can sometimes be improved if alignment or weakness are fixed early, but may be permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two forms of lazy: Amblyopia means the eye cannot see well despite the appropriate prescription being worn (usually 20/40 or worse). The eye can be well aligned but the brain does not use its information. It can be caused by something blocking vision (cataract) or the eye not being aligned. Strabismus means the eye is not aligned, and will lead to amblyopia if not treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye function: Lazy eye is a lay term usually used to designate the vision loss that occurs when the brain turns off the eye input because it is fuzzy or misaligned (double vision). We call it amblyopia. Strabismus is a label used when the eyes don't line up and focus on the same object. Some lay people use lazy eye for both issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vision vs position : Amblyopia is the lowering of vision in one eye due to structural or position defects in infancy and childhood. Strabismus is the general term for eyes that are misaligned. Strabismus may cause amblyopia.. A pediatric ophthalmologist will deal with these issues in childhood but amblyopia in adults cannot usually be fixed. ...Read more
Single or double lid: The term double eyelid refers to the caucasian type of eyelid where you see a crease along the mid portion of the upper lid. The single lid is the more typical oriental lid where this crease is absent. ...Read more
Eye exam: By contact lens exam, i would assume you mean a refractive check up. It will help determine whether you need contacts. However, a complete proper eye exam needs to be conducted by an ophthalmologist (an md) who can dilate your eyes and look at the actual lens and the back of the eye (retina). This should be an annual exam just like your annual physical. ...Read more
Education: The ophthamologist is a physician who performs eye surgery and treats all eye diseases and can fit patients for glasses or contact lenses. An optomitrist has been to optometry school not medical school and can fit patients for glasses or contact lenses. They do not have an education to include how to diagnose and treat eye disease or do surgery. ...Read more
Yes: The difference is called vertex distance. This is an adjustment for where the corrective lens is placed in relationship to the cornea. In the case of contact lenses this is zero and usually for glasses it is about 12-15 mm therefore the numbers will be different (less negative or more positive) for contact lenses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Eye fatigue occurs when you are tired or your eyes have been "overworked". After long hours reading or working up close, the eyes may become dry and irritated. Failing eyesight implies that the eyes are no longer working as well as they should be or used to. It is important to see an eye doctor who can determine the cause of failing eyesight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vision: In psychiatric terms a hallucination can occur in any one of the five senses. So you can have olfactory, tactile, auditory and gustatory as well as visual hallucinations. So a vision might be a visual hallucination, ssuming of course that is not actually the result of a divine intervention or an accepted experience within the individuals cultural beliefs. ...Read more
Depends: Lazy eye is a vague term. If you mean droopy lid, this is ptosis which would likely need surgery to be corrected. If you are referring to misalignment of the eyes this is strabismus. This is treated with glasses, exercises, surgery or patching (children only). If you are referring to poor vision in 1 eye (amblyopia) then glasses or patching may help but usually only in kids. See your eye doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eyelid- yes: The droopy eyelid is called ptosis. It is usually caused by a muscle or nerve problem that is amenable to surgery. The lazy eye (amblyopia )treatment depends on the age of the patient. If the patient is under 12 years old then patching may help improve the vision. Over age 12 the nervous system is developmentally stable and patching will not help improve the vision. ...Read more
Essential same: Cataract cause: Cataract occur from change in lens proteins which cause whitening/clouding/opacity of clear lens composition: can be due to an infection or inflammation from birth (ie, rubella), old age/genetics, steroid use, trauma, poor diet; smoking & Diabetes increases risk. More info: [email protected] ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overlap: There are many elements the same in these two categories. A routine exam might not include a dilated retinal examination and may not include scanning, visual field or other sophisticated testing. A routine exam is performed when the issues are obvious or a comprehensive exam has been done recently. You should allow more time with the ophthalmologist for a comprehensive exam. ...Read more
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