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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Overview)

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.


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How much does lazy eye or squint eye surgery would cost?

How much does lazy eye or squint eye surgery would cost?

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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
297 doctors shared insights

Lazy Eye (Overview)

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.


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What are the symptoms associated with a lazy eye (amblyopia)?

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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Treating Crossed Eyes (Tip)

Treating Crossed Eyes

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

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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
Once
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Can there be any eye conditions with the same symptoms as a lazy eye?

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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What are some signs I have lazy eye?

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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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

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do NOT rub eye
Once
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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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Adult with slight lazy eye. Never been treated or officially diagnosed, but can visually see it and sometimes eye pain. Are there any treatments?

Adult with slight lazy eye. Never been treated or officially diagnosed, but can visually see it and sometimes eye pain. Are there any treatments?

Yes: If by lazy eye, you mean an eye turns in or out, that can be surgically corrected. If by lazy eye, you are referring to an eye that does not see clearly even with glasses, that cannot be corrected beyond childhood. Lazy of the later type is also know as amblyopia. It must be treated in childhood by patching the better eye to force use of the worse eye preferably well before age 7. ...Read more

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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. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

Amblyopia, or "lazy eye," is the loss of one eye's ability to see details. It is the most common cause of ...Read more