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Lazy Eye (Overview)

Dr. Jeffrey Davis
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
11 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: lazy eye?

Dr. Jeffrey Davis
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
11 years in practice
156K people helped
What is the definition or description of: lazy eye?

See Below: 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 with the other eye. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Lazy Eye (Overview)

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


Dr. Ali Zaidi
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
11 years in practice
52K people helped
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How much does lazy eye or squint eye surgery would cost?

Dr. Ali Zaidi
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
11 years in practice
52K people helped

Covered by insurance: Strabismus surgery, or eye muscle surgery, to correct the alignment of the eyes should be covered by insurance. It is not considered cosmetic surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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31 years in practice
6M people helped
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Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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Treating Crossed Eyes (Tip)

Treating Crossed Eyes

Go to an eye doctor if you have first time adult onset strabismus. ...See more

Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
96 Hrs, Once for Once
Get annual eye exam
1 Yrs, Yearly for 1 Yrs, Yearly, forever
Use low vision aids if severe
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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
34 years in practice
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What are the symptoms associated with a lazy eye (amblyopia)?

Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
34 years in practice
268K people helped
What are the symptoms associated with a lazy eye (amblyopia)?

Blurred vision: Amblyopia is a doctor's name for diminished vision, usually in just one eye, in the absence of demonstrable anatomic abnormalities, i.e. The eye exam appears normal. Common causes are a difference in the refraction (how near-sighted or far-sighted) between the eyes, or a misalignment of the eyes. Often no abnormal outward appearace is present, and the condition is discovered on school screenings. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
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Can there be any eye conditions with the same symptoms as a lazy eye?

Dr. Tim Conrad
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
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Can there be any eye conditions with the same symptoms as a lazy eye?

Yes: There are many diseases that can mimic a lazy eye. Your ophthalmologist can evaluate for these. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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Treating Crossed Eyes (Tip)

Treating Crossed Eyes

It's not too old 2have eye ms surgery.Strabismus can hinder social interaction, job, self confidence. ...See more

Dr. Douglas Brant
Board Certified, Family Medicine
21 years in practice
110K people helped
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What are some signs I have lazy eye?

Dr. Douglas Brant
Board Certified, Family Medicine
21 years in practice
110K people helped
What are some signs I have lazy eye?

Alignment : Lazy eye bot eyes don't align properly causing double vision. If eyes are not alternate patched, prizems or surgery one eye will not deveope and will become nonfunctional (blind). ...Read more

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Dr. David Kira
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
16 years in practice
988K people helped
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Is there anything I can do about my lazy eye?

Dr. David Kira
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
16 years in practice
988K people helped

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. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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Treating Crossed Eyes (Tip)

Treating Crossed Eyes

Eye muscle exercises and glasses may be helpful with mild strabismus prior to surgery as treatment. ...See 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


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