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Lazy Eye Little Sleep
Sometimes: A few will have an eye that drifts due to a weak fusion reflex. This usually causes doubling of vision and the person with this commonly closes the drifting eye. Drowsiness and inattention can cause this more frequently and if consistent, can usually be improved with surgery. ...Read more
When my 2.5 year old wakes up from sleeping he has a lazy eye. It corrects itself shortly after he is awake. Is this a concern?
Yes: you need to see a pediatric ophthalmologist for evaluation and reassurance, ask your pediatrician for referral, wish both wellness ...Read more
My 5 mnth baby has a lazy eye started after tummy sleeping 1 wk ago & more pressure on that side lead to slight swellin on that eye? Fine otherwise.
For safe sleep, put : him in his crib on his back when he is drowsy, but awake after feeding, wiping his mouth out with a soft cloth & reading to him at the same time nightly. If he rolls over, there's not much you can do. Eye turning is from a problem in the nerve to an eye muscle , the junction of the nerve & muscle, or the muscle. Seek referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist to prevent true amblyopia or lazy eye. ...Read more
Not all the time but there are these days were I have a little lazy eye why is this its not all the time?
I have a lazy eye. I have been wearing glasses but of little use. Will vision from a lazy eye get worse with time?
Some basics: Lazy eye is a lay term. Some use it to describe an eye that drifts in or out, not lined up with the other eye. Some apply it to a weaker eye. If the 2 eyes do not have the same strength, or one does not line up, it gives the brain 2 images. Over time (years) the brain can decide to turn off one eye & stay with the best image. Since your status is unclear it is unclear what your outcome could be. ...Read more
Yes: It can be hard to get the alignment exact (tables to estimate the pd change based on mm movement of the muscle). Also if it's recent since surgery, there may still be some residual inflammation affecting alignment. Plus it may be incomitant so different in various gazes (hard to correct for every gaze). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read more
Lazy eye: An eye that cannot see well despite being without disease is called amblyopic or "lazy". There are many causes, most common are strabismus (an eye that crosses) or an eye that has a worse refractive error than the other eye. It is best to get a thorough eye exam if you are suspecting a problem and get diagnosed. Lazy eye can be treated if caught early enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Look at pictures: A "lazy eye" usually is one in which there is lowered vision and it does not align with the other eye (usually turning out, sometimes in up or down). Such an eye mostly is normal in structure but has weakened vision. Ask your friends if they notice it or check pictures of yourself to see the eye position and whether the "red" reflex is consistently in one eye only. ...Read more
Eye exam by Eye MD: A lazy eye is diagnosed when everything else that can cause less than corrected 20/20 vision has been ruled out. The diagnosis is made easier in the presence of misaligned eyes (strabismus) or moderate farsightedness, or advanced astigmatism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crossed eye: This condition is some type of strabismus, and in a young child should be evaluated urgently by an ophthalmologist--an eye surgeon/md. Sometimes glasses, and sometimes glasses with patching of the better eye may do the trick. Other times eye muscle surgery is needed. There are some types of strabismus that are harder to correct. If it is for you, seek out an adult strabismologist specialist. ...Read more