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Is there anything I can do about my lazy eye?

Is there anything I can do about my lazy eye?

Maybe: Therapy for amblyopia depends greatly on your age. If you are a child less than 7-8 years of age there is good potential for permanent visual improvement. Older than this, therapeutic benefits decline but may still be attained up through the teenage years. Of course, getting the best glasses or contact lenses can help as well. ...Read more

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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based ...Read more


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What to do if I have a lazy eye. Is there like some glasses i can get to correct it?

What to do if I have a lazy eye. Is there like some glasses i can get to correct it?

Probably not: Lazy eye is a non-specific term. It can mean amblyopia, ptosis or strabismis. None of these conditions can be corrected with glasses in adults. ...Read more

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An optometrist told me I have a lazy eye and that no glasses would fix it much. I'm 20 years of age. Is there any way to fix its vision?

An optometrist told me I have a lazy eye and that no glasses would fix it much. I'm 20 years of age. Is there any way to fix its vision?

Turning off vision: The brain utilizes the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their 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 caught early it can be fixed, if late, not. ...Read more

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My eyesight is not good enough to get a drivers license because I have nystagmus. Is there anything i can do to fix it?

My eyesight is not good enough to get a drivers license because I have nystagmus. Is there anything i can do to fix it?

Maybe: There is surgery available to reduce the nystagmus. Also Botox injected behind the eye can slow it as well. These techniques can improve vision in some patients with nystagmus. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if I am overusing eye drops?

Is there a way to know if I am overusing eye drops?

Use as directed!: Use the drops as directed. If you are having problems from something in the drops such as irritation or burning you may need to try different drops or consult with your eye md. Most often the problem is from the preservatives in the drops causing irritation. Try preservative free drops. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do for floaters in my eyes.It is driving me crazy!?

Is there anything I can do for floaters in my eyes.It is driving me crazy!?

See an eye doctor: Floaters can have several causes. Most commonly, the gel that fills the back of the eye starts liquifying (this is normal) and develops cracks that fill with water. Bits of gel fall into these cracks and bounce around. Other causes include inflammation, retinal tears and even detachments. Any new or worsening floaters require a dilated eye exam to rule out more serious causes. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my eye is bulging? I know I can go to an ophthalmologist, but is there a way I can do a self-check until I see a doc? Signs/symptoms

How can I tell if my eye is bulging? I know I can go to an ophthalmologist, but is there a way I can do a self-check until I see a doc? Signs/symptoms

Old photos: Pull out some old photos and compare the eyes with your current look. This gives a clue but may vary due to light, time of day and your overall state of health. Your ophthalmologist can actually measure the eye protrusion with his instrumentation. I am guessing you have a thyroid dysfunction and are worried about Graves disease in which the eyes bulge outward. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a way to make a lazy eye normal?

Can you tell me is there a way to make a lazy eye normal?

Yes but not at your: Age. The sooner the treatment starts the better the results. If completely treated by age 4 ; eyes are straight then you develop 3d vision ; may become completely normal. 4-9 years of age is still golden for treatment of amblyopia. Recently there have been studies that show lazy eyes are treatable till age 18. Although the gain may be less ; less but there is permanent gain up to that age. ...Read more

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Is there any way to I can get rid of a lazy eye without surgery?

Is there any way to I can get rid of a lazy eye without surgery?

NO: Once lazy eye or amblyopia is established it cannot be corrected. In children below age 5, surgery can straighten the eyes and the amblyopia can be reversed with patching. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to prevent my lazy eye from drifting?

Is there anything I can do to prevent my lazy eye from drifting?

An eye that drifts: When tired will also drift when drinking alcohol. Other than avoiding these things, if the drifting is frequent, surgery can help. ...Read more

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What should I do other then a possible operation to fix a slight lazy eye?

Confusing question: Lazy eye is a lay term for a medical issue called amblyopia, where the brain turns off the input of an eye that gives a blurry or double vision input. Sometimes a eye doc can blur the stronger eye with glasses and turn the eye back on and sometimes surgery will bring the image into line and the eye and save the vision. Talk with your eye doc about your options. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have 3.00 in both eyes. Is there a way i can improve eyesight?

What do you recommend if I have 3.00 in both eyes. Is there a way i can improve eyesight?

Shape of eye: Most people have that level of prescription because the shape of the eye is either slightly too long or too short for the focal length of the eye. Your best bet is to get an accurate prescription. ...Read more

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Hi. Fluorescent lights really bother my eyes. Is there something I can take for this or a specific sunglasses for this condition? Thank you

Hi. Fluorescent lights really bother my eyes. Is there something I can take for this or a specific sunglasses for this condition? Thank you

Table lamp: The best way to avoid this sensation is to change to incandescent or LED light bulbs. If you can't change the fixtures above then try putting an incandescent table lamp in your work station. That will bleach out the rapid cycling of the fluorescent fixtures in your work area. ...Read more

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I've always wondered whether I have a lazy eye or not. How can I tell the difference?

Eye exam: Lazy eye can be drifting out or in, or sometimes is aligned but has a weaker visual acuity potential than 20/20 (thus can't be corrected to 20/20). ...Read more

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What to do if I have a double vision in both the eyes,and it is not going evenafter putting glasses please help?

What to do if I have a double vision in both the eyes,and it is not going evenafter putting glasses please help?

Consult a eye doctor: You may have a palsy of one of the cranial nerves causing dysconjugation of gaze. A formal eye exam will be able to rule out a nerve injury as a cause of the symptom. If it is a nerve injury, it may be temporary & treatable with an eye patch over the affected eye for a period of a few weeks. Ultimately, you need to consult a specialist for a full eval to determine the cause & the right treatment. ...Read more

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My vision is getting blurry. I used to have great vision but not anymore. Is there any thing I can do to save my vision? Supplements treatments etc?

My vision is getting blurry. I used to have great vision but not anymore. Is there any thing I can do to save my vision? Supplements treatments etc?

See an eye doctor: There could be many reasons why your vision is getting worse. Before considering treatment it would be a good idea to find out the reason for the change. An eye doctor should be able to help. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to have a lazy eye and not know it?

Please explain if it is possible to have a lazy eye and not know it?

Yes: Many who have an eye that drifts out of position are unaware that they have this condition. This is usually because the vision in the drifting eye is suppressed and so doubling of vision does not occur. I have examined many patients with this condition in which I am the first to describe that one eye drifts and does not see so well. ...Read more

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I have an eye higher than the other, and i can feel it sometimes, which can bother me. Is there a way or ways to fix this? Surgery? Eye exercises? Etc

I have an eye higher than the other, and i can feel it sometimes, which can bother me. Is there a way or ways to fix this? Surgery? Eye exercises? Etc

Corrective lenses?: See an ophthalmologist who deals with such issues. You may be able to wear glasses that will force your eye to straighten up somewhat, but the doctor who specializes in such things will know best. ...Read more

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My eye is most time red especially, if I just woke.please what can I do?i used naphcon A but no changes. What can I do about it. Please any help to st

My eye is most time red especially, if I just woke.please what can I do?i used naphcon A but no changes. What can I do about it. Please any help to st

Artificial tears: Naphcon is for mild allergies. This may or may not be the reason for your red eyes. Often it is just dryness. This is usually worse when you wake up cause your eyes don't get lubricated well while sleeping. Try artificial tears doing the day and an artificial tear ointment at night. If you have decreased vision, pain, discharge, or persistent redness, get an eye exam. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do about my lazy eye?

Maybe: Therapy for amblyopia depends greatly on your age. If you are a child less than 7-8 years of age there is good potential for permanent visual improvement. Older than this, therapeutic benefits decline but may still be attained up through the teenage years. Of course, getting the best glasses or contact lenses can help as well. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to prevent my lazy eye from drifting?

An eye that drifts: When tired will also drift when drinking alcohol. Other than avoiding these things, if the drifting is frequent, surgery can help. ...Read more

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What is done for a lazy eye?

What is done for  a lazy eye?

Depends: Binocular vision ie seeing with both eyes is established before 18 months of age if strabismus( cross eyedness) is corrected before this date and the normal eye covered forcing the lazy eye to see all will be well after 18 months the operation has mostly a cosmetic efect. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a lazy eye to strengthen over the years?

Is it possible for a lazy eye to strengthen over the years?

.: Contact a opthalmologist. Multiple reasons for lazy eyes, and each one has different management. Delay of treatment may cause partial blindness. ...Read more

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How is the recovery for a lazy eye surgery?

How is the recovery for a lazy eye surgery?

Not too difficult: Usually eye muscle surgery heals quickly. Some antibiotic steroid combo ointment is often prescribed. The conjunctiva will be red, and there may be some irritating sutures. Sometimes the alignment is adjusted early postop if needed (if adjustable sutures used). Recovery is dependent on the type of surgery. ...Read more

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Is eye surgery for a lazy eye a good option to consider?

Is eye surgery for a lazy eye a good option to consider?

Depends: Depends on if correcting ambylopia, strabismus, or both. If eliminating the cause such as a congenital cataract, then yes. If the eyes are very misaligned then extraocular muscle surgery will help. ...Read more

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I have a lazy eye, it is negatively affecting my life. Is there anything i can do to fix it? I had laser surgery when i was a baby, and my doctors put the eye patch to strengthen the eye, but i kept taking it off (since i was a tot). Is there any type of

I have a lazy eye, it is negatively affecting my life. Is there anything i can do to fix it? I had laser surgery when i was a baby, and my doctors put the eye patch to strengthen the eye, but i kept taking it off (since i was a tot). Is there any type of

If : If you are over the age of 12, your vision from the lazy eye will not improve. That is why it is important for a child to have a early vision screening and if a treatment is needed that it is followed through. Now, if you are talking about being crossed eye then there is a surgery to correct this. ...Read more

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How do you fix lazy eye?

How do you fix lazy eye?

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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How is a lazy eye treated?

How is a lazy eye treated?

Patches/glasses/drop: Most lazy eye (amblyopia) should be treated before age 9-10. The patient needs a complete, dilated eye exam to determine need for glasses and to rule out any other underlying conditions. Patching or dilating drops are then used in the stronger eye to force the use of the weak eye to make it stronger. http://www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/21 Crossed/wandering eyes can be treated with surgery ...Read more

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How can you fix a lazy eye?

How can you fix a lazy eye?

Yes.: First of all, it depends on the age of the patient. Possible solutions include glasses, patching, or surgery. Talk to your ophthalmologist (not optometrist). ...Read more

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How can I lessen my lazy eye?

How can I lessen my lazy eye?

Define "lessen": Lazy eye or amblyopia in a 49 yo would most often be permanent. If you mean can an alignment problem be improved, probably. But since useful vision is one way the eyes stay lined up, it may not stay fixed.This happens because one eye is weaker or sends a different image to the brain.If caught early & treated, some vision can be preserved.If it goes on too long, the brain turns the weak camera off ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat a lazy eye?

No!: If you are talking about an eye that has poor vision (amblyopia) the answer is no! if you are talking about an eye that is misaligned (strabismus) then it may be possible to re-align the eyes surgically. ...Read more

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I have a lazy eye. How do I fix it?

I have a lazy eye. How do I fix it?

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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What are some signs I have lazy eye?

What are some signs I have lazy eye?

Lazy eye: One eye moves normally in the direction of an object, while the other eye points in, out, up or down. ...Read more

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Is there a way to control a lazy eye?

Is there a way to control a lazy eye?

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 more

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What are the characteristics of a lazy eye?

What are the characteristics of a lazy eye?

Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their 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 begin turning off the input of one eye & keep the best. That process is called amblyopia. If caught early it can be fixed. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of fixing a lazy eye?

What are some benefits of fixing a lazy eye?

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 more

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Is it possible to fix a lazy eye? If so, how?

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

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


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more