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Is there a way to fix a lazy eye naturally if I am 17 years old?

Is there a way to fix a lazy eye naturally if I am 17 years old?

Unfortunately not: Lazy eye begins at birth (or before!) and must be treated aggressively before the age of 7 or so in order to have the greatest chance of it resolving. After the age of 7 the benefits of therapy drop precipitously as the brain becomes "used to" the eye being as it is. Neither natural or surgical/medical treatments are very effective by age 17. See a doctor to discuss your options. ...Read more

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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


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Hello doctor I have amblyopia in left eye i am 17 year old. is it curable. if not any suggestions on how to proceed?

Hello doctor I have amblyopia in left eye i am 17 year old. is it curable. if not any suggestions on how to proceed?

Some hope: Amblyopia is a lack of visual development from one or both eyes. The eye itself may be healthy, but if a clear image from the eye is not received by the brain by age 6-10, it may never see clearly. Usually treatment is by patching the good eye to force the amblyopic eye to work. There are some new developments for older people, but first get an eye exam to evaluate the eye's health and potential. ...Read more

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I am 26 years old and I have a lazy eye which i hate. Will a eye operation fix this.?

I am 26 years old and I have a lazy eye which i hate. Will a eye operation fix this.?

Define "lazy eye": Most use the term for vision loss from one eye but some do for an eye that is not in alignment. Surgery can help with an alignment problem in kids and adults. The lazy eye (amblyopia) of vision loss can be helped if caught early. This is the brain turning off an eye with confusing input. Adults with long term amblyopia have permanent loss, even if surgery can lined up the eyes correctly. ...Read more

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My 7 years old son has got amblyopia or lazy eye(left).How can he get normal?

My 7 years old son has got amblyopia or lazy eye(left).How can he get normal?

Rx 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

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Can a lazy eye be corrected cosmetically if I am 40 years old?

Can a lazy eye be corrected cosmetically if I am 40 years old?

Yes: Large eye deviations can be treated successfully by moving the muscle insertion in order to line up the eye close to primary position (tables estimate how much to move the muscle by). ...Read more

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I am 31 years old and have a lazy eye. Is there any new findings offer hope for treating lazy eye?

I am 31 years old and have a lazy eye. Is there any new findings offer hope for treating lazy eye?

Yes: See a neuro-ophthalmologist, a doctor who specializes in treatment of strabismus - or lazy eye. There are doctors who specialize in this in Philadelphia close to where you live. ...Read more

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40 years old guy, one of my eye is as doctors say lazy eye, radial keratotomy done 15 years back, the vision of this eye is 8.5 cyl. Suggest treatmnt?

40 years old guy, one of my eye is as doctors say lazy eye, radial keratotomy  done 15 years back, the vision of this eye is 8.5 cyl. Suggest treatmnt?

Second opinion: A lazy eye is one which while apparently normal, does not see well usually from childhood issues. If not the case, then there is some other problem. Radial k. Have a high rate of regression which might be part of the cause. I suggest you make an appointment with a corneal surgeon to have this evaluated and get a second opinion there. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

Amblyopia is also known as Lazy eye. Amblyopia, or "lazy eye," is the loss of one eye's ability to see details. It is the most common cause of ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more