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Can double vision/lazy eye be cured with surgery?

Can double vision/lazy eye be cured with surgery?

Fixing allignment: If the eyeballs are not aligned properly, double vision will occur. The alignment can be modified by shortening one or more of the muscles that pull the eye into position as it moves. If this is done before the brain decides to stop accepting input from the "lazy" eye, vision can be improved. ...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


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Can lazy eye be completely cured? I've heard that lazy eye can't be cured, only improved. Is that true? My 2-year-old son was just diagnosed with it, and his doctor said that as long as he wears his patch and glasses, he should be cured within a few month

Can lazy eye be completely cured? I've heard that lazy eye can't be cured, only improved. Is that true? My 2-year-old son was just diagnosed with it, and his doctor said that as long as he wears his patch and glasses, he should be cured within a few month

"Lazy : "lazy eye" tends to mean different things to different people. If you mean amblyopia (which is what it sounds like), it means that the brain begins favoring one eye over the other (or possibly even rejecting both eyes) and the wiring between the eye and the brain doesn't form properly. If the cause is addressed early in life like prescribing glasses, doing eye muscle surgery or removing cataracts, there is a greater chance of vision returning. Patching the good eye forces the child to look out of the "bad eye" so it helps lays down that wiring. Once the child is 8 or so, there is much less flexibility and the damage is already done. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could cure lazy eye?

Can you tell me how I could cure lazy eye?

Time for a visit: You need to visit an ophthalmologist and have a basic assessment done. You will need to clarify the issue. Some consider poorly a poorly aligned eye, "lazy" while it is better used for visual loss from one eye. Eye surgery may help re-align the eyes, but long term vision loss is usually permanent. Only a proper evaluation could be sure. ...Read more

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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

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What to do if I have lazy eye, how do I cure it?

What to do if I have lazy eye, how do I cure it?

Strabismus surgery: You should see a pediatric ophthalmologist or strabismus specialist to evaluate the cause of your lazy eye. Options for treatment include observation, prism lenses, or strabismus surgery (surgery done to the eye muscles to align the eyes). If you have double vision, prisms or surgery can help this, if you do not have double vision, surgery will help the appearance and alignment of the eyes. ...Read more

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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

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How to cure a crossed eye, lazy eye, ect?

How to cure a crossed eye, lazy eye, ect?

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

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Any possibilities are there to cure my lazy eye?

Appears so: I did some research on this as I'm used to my younger patients being treated with patching. It appears there may be some treatment options for adults. The link I am sending is not encouraging Tetris :) but the rest of the article was interesting and may be worth sharing with your MD to see if treatment options are available to you. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tetris-may-help-treat-lazy-eye-in-adults/ ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures for lazy eye?

Are there any natural cures for lazy eye?

Depends: First be certain that it really is a 'lazy' eye and not another reason for abnormal eye movements. I have seen some improvement in patients sent to optometrists for certain types of graded exercises and a couple of miraculous changes with people treated with acupuncture, most specifically auricular therapy, but my comments are from personal experience, not medical literature. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

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 ...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