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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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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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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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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 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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What causes lazy eye?

What causes lazy eye?

Non-working = lazy: Lazy eye refers to several issues that can cause the brain to quit accepting input from an affected eye, so it is not working =lazy. Example: 1 eye presents a sharp image to the brain, 1 a fuzzy image. The brain chooses to keep the sharp image & quit "looking" at the other image. Timed patching of the good eye makes the brain keep using the weak eye. The eye dr works to improve the weak eye. ...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 formed?

How is a lazy eye formed?

Weaker eye: The "lazy" eye is either misaligned and not looking in the right direction, or is less focused than the stronger eye. If not treated at an early age (by age 4), the brain chooses to see preferentially out of the stronger eye. In order not to cause visual confusion, the brain creates a virtual block (scotoma) in front of the lazy eye and becomes unable to use it, even with glasses. ...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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Can you develop a lazy eye?

Depends: Most pediatric ophthalmologists are abandoning the term, "lazy eye." we prefer to use the term strabismus (eye misalignment) or amblyopia (poor vision from childhood eye problem). Only children can develop amblyopia and they will have life-long vision loss if not treated. Strabismus usually starts in childhood, but adults can also acquire strabismus. ...Read more

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Can lazy eye cause problems?

Obviously!: Lazy eye is the term reserved for diminution or loss of vision due to not using an eye this usually due to strabismus not corrected in the first 18 months of life and the brain ignoring vision from one eye to prevent diplopia (double vision). ...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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Can an adult develop a lazy eye?

Yes: Lazy eye has many meanings. Lazy eye could be an eye misalignment, it could be a droopy eyelid. It could also be decreased vision from a cataract or refractive error or a retina problem. ...Read more

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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