Top
30
Doctor insights on: Lazy Eye

Share
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
307 Doctors shared insights

Lazy Eye (Overview)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly with the other eye.


1

1
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
307 Doctors shared insights

Lazy Eye (Overview)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly with the other eye.


2

2
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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
9 other doctors agreed
3

3
Lazy eye (Tip)

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

4

4
Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect your lazy eye
Once
Get an annual eye exam
Yearly
If your condition is severe, use low vision aids
Once
6

6
What are some signs I have lazy eye?

What are some signs I have lazy eye?

Lazy eye: One eye moves normally in the direction of an object, while the other eye points in, out, up or down. ...Read more

7

7
Lazy eye (Tip)

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

8

8
Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do not rub your eye
Once
9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
Lazy eye (Tip)

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

12

12
Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
Once
Do not occlude or cover your eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
Once
13

13
How do the doctors do a lazy eye test?

How do the doctors do a lazy eye test?

No single test: A lazy eye, or amblyopia, is caused when the eye does not develop a solid connection to the brain in childhood. This is discovered when the vision is reduced in one eye. The doctor will then perform tests to make sure there is no health problem in the eye explaining the decrease in vision and to look for the reason the connection did not form well in the first place. ...Read more

14

14
Can a pinhole test determine if you have lazy eye or not?

Can a pinhole test determine if you have lazy eye or not?

Not definitively: Pinhole helps to test for any refractive error, and can help predict best potential acuity (pap). Lazy eye amblyopia is defined: DX of exclusion, once the visual pathway is determined to be ok but the vision is still limited due to developmental changes in the brain visual cortex. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
1 other doctor agreed
15

15
Lazy eye (Tip)

Strabismus can be treated effectively. ...See more

16

16
Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
See your doctor to determine if your pink eye is allergic, viral, or bacterial
once
Do not use someone else's eye drops
Once
17

17
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

Dr. Richard Wieder Dr. Wieder
17 other doctors agreed
19

19
Lazy eye (Tip)

It's very important for children with strabismus to follow closely with their ophthalmologist. ...See more

20

20
Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
once
Reduce alcohol intake
once
21

21
How best to treat a lazy eye in children?

How best to treat a lazy eye in children?

Patch good eye: Over the years, the most consistant approach has been to patch the good eye to encourage greater use of the weaker, "lazy eye".
Where this is not possible or feasable, the good eye can be dilated with a cycloplegic such as cyclogel! % 1-2x per day to encourage more intensive use of the weaker eye. ...Read more

22

22
What happens to a lazy eye if it's not treated? Does the lazy eye eventually stabilize or does it keep getting worse without treatment? .

It: It is very important to address the treatment of a lazy eye. If left untreated, the visual potential of the "lazy eye" can be severely limited. Unfortunately, once the window of treatment is lost, and this is generally in childhood (the younger the better!), then any treatment will have limited or no potential to improve vision! ...Read more

23

23
Lazy eye (Tip)

Can anything be done for strabismus in adults? ...See more

24

24
Please let me know if there is any new findings offer hope for treating lazy eye?

Please let me know if there is any new findings offer hope for treating lazy eye?

STRABISMUS: There are a lot of options to treat lazy eyes. The Opthalmologist can do it! ...Read more

25

25
What are the available options for treatment of lazy eye?

What are the available options for treatment of lazy eye?

Several possible: Lazy eye 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

26

26
Lazy eye (Tip)

Do see an ophthalmologist to rule out amblyopia (poor visual development). Do seek treatment. ...See more

27

27
Are there any treatments to cure lazy eye?

Are there any treatments to cure lazy eye?

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

28

28
What is the most effective way to cure lazy eye?

What is the most effective way to cure lazy eye?

Depends on cause: There are different types of amblyopia: refractive, strabismic (crossed eye), deprivation (e.g. Cataract). The underlying cause must be identified and address before a clear image is presented to the retina and amblyopia therapy is effective. ...Read more

29

29
Lazy eye (Tip)

Even though you are using one eye, you still have depth perception. ...See more

30

30
Are there any procedure to get rid of lazy eye?

Are there any procedure to get rid of lazy eye?

Yes: Therapy decision making for lazy eye depends on starting vision, when found, how much deviation, intermittent vs. Constant, how bothersome, underlying cause, etc. Then eye muscle surgery can be performed to align the eyes. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
526 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Dean Bonsall
312 Doctors shared insights

Amblyopia (Definition)

Loss not due to a structural problem such as myopia or hyperopia and develops early in life. For more information, ...Read more