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Is There Anything I Can Do To Prevent My Lazy Eye From Drifting
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
My child 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 child has no complaints with her sight, can see perfectly at school. Do I need to get her glasses anyway?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends what the lazy eye is from. If it is due to crossing or drifting, you can correct it back to a normal position, but if it has been present since birth, the vision may or may not improve. In rare instances, correcting a drifting eye could give you double vision. Sometimes an eye is lazy because the signal to the brain never formed appropriately. Not much can be done for that.
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