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Lazy Eye Cure
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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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