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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

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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What can I do to prevent my lazy eye drifting?

What can I do to prevent my lazy eye drifting?

Full exam: Patching, glasses and/or surgery can help. A full exam for lazy eye includes looking for signs of and causes of lazy eye. These include a big difference in vision between eyes, as well as misalignment of the eyes. Eyes drops are usually used to dilate for the complete testing. ...Read more

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Can you prevent development of a lazy eye?

Can you prevent development of a lazy eye?

Absolutely: "lazy eye" is a somewhat derogatory layman's term for what I prefer to call by it's real name - amblyopia, or when the brain and eyes don't work well together. This is caused when the image reaching the back of the eye is not focused or when the eyes are not aligned. Symptoms include a poor judge of depth, one eye turning inwards or outwards, or the eyes not working together. ...Read more

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I have a lazy eye. What should I do now to prevent my eyes getting deviated?

I have a lazy eye. What should I do now to prevent my eyes getting deviated?

Glasses and exercise: If your vision is not clear and you need glasses, this may help the "lazy" eye remain straight. Sometimes, there needs to be a prism in your glasses to keep your eyes straight. There are some vision exercises that can help as well. Visit your local eye doctor for assistance. ...Read more

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How to prevent your lazy eye from being obvious in picture?

Not sure: If your asking how to make your lazy look normal in pictures, you can't unless you can control your eyes. But if you can do that, it wouldn't be lazy in the first place. ...Read more

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My child (8rys) was told by an optician that one eye is myopic at -0.75 and other other is perfect. Glasses was recommended to prevent lazy eye. My

My child (8rys) was told by an optician that one eye is myopic at -0.75 and other other is perfect. Glasses was recommended to prevent lazy eye. My

Standard care: If the brain receives 2 different images from the eyes, it will eventually turn off the fuzzier or misdirected image to end brain confusion. Over time this can mean permanent vision loss in that eye, also called amblyopia. Once the vision is turned off the eye may begin to drift, causing a misalignment. Get a 2nd opinion if you need to, but this is important. ...Read more

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I have a lazy eye, I was born cross-eyed and had surgery. When I was in college, I noticed that my left eye was going in a different direction. Is there anyway I can prevent the right eye from becoming lazy?

I have a lazy eye, I was born cross-eyed and had surgery. When I was in college, I noticed that my left eye was going in a different direction. Is there anyway I can prevent the right eye from becoming lazy?

Which eye had: surgery? If it was your 'lazy left eye' and now it's going in a different direction, it may be from studying and not resting at all hours of the night, fatigue. You do need to see your eye doctor for definitive diagnosis! If your right eye is dominant, and not moving funny, chances are high it won't move and become lazy! So, see your eye doctor, and have this evaluated further to discuss options. ...Read more

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My daughter has pseudostrabismus. Can it convert to strabismus? Can I prevent it somehow? How often do I take her for eye checkup? Thanks..

My daughter has pseudostrabismus. Can it convert to strabismus? Can I prevent it somehow? How often do I take her for eye checkup? Thanks..

No: Pseudostrabismus is just the appearance that the eyes are not aligned correctly, when in reality they are. Usually it looks that way because of the skin folds around the eye being a little different one side to the other, and so the eyes just look out of line. If an eye doctor has examined and told you the alignment is fine, then it is. It won't 'convert' to strabismus, because there is no problem. ...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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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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If an adult has a lazy eye, is it true that their affected eye will drift outwards over time?

Often: A lazy eye in an adult will most often tend to drift outward, but it may remain straight, or turn inward, depending on the nature of the underlying disease. There are no hard and fast rules on this one. ...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

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 more information, ...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