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Do lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia?

Do lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia?

No: Amblyopia is corrected by forcing the brain to use the weak eye more (not prune neural connections) -- so make the image sharper or remove double. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can doing lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia naturally?

Can doing lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia naturally?

No: They have no evidence based value & their pursuit could delay worthwhile treatment & increase the chances that the condition will be permanent. ...Read more

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Could lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia ?

Could lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia ?

Only in the young: Amblyopia is a condition in which an eye which is otherwise normal, sees less well. It is almost always caused by some eye malposition or refractive differencies between the two eyes in infancy and early childhood. The pattern of amblyopia becomes fixed if not treated by age 8 years. After that, exercises, etc. Cannot correct the condition. ...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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Is eye surgery for nearsighted and farsighted eyes?

Is eye surgery for nearsighted and farsighted eyes?

Yes: There are procedures for farsighted eyes and for nearsighted eyes as well. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Eye exercise for constant exotropia in both eyes?

Eye exercise for constant exotropia in both eyes?

Exercises: the goal of eye exercises is to teach the patient to have improved control of the eye misalignment. This treatment does not make the eye misalignment go away; it may only help it become less frequent. Unfortunately, many patients who undergo this treatment will continue to decompensate, ultimately lose control of their eye misalignment, and require surgery. ...Read more

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Amblyopia (lazy eye) in both eyes, what do you recommend?

Amblyopia (lazy eye) in both eyes, what do you recommend?

Doubtful both eyes: Amblyopia is a condition in which an eye which is otherwise normal, sees less well. It is almost always caused by some eye malposition or refractive differencies between the two eyes in infancy and early childhood. The pattern of amblyopia becomes fixed if not treated by age 8 years. After that, exercises, etc. Cannot correct the condition. You probably have one normal eye and one seeing less well. ...Read more

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Lazy eye treatment?

Lazy eye treatment?

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

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Will getting lasik treat my lazy eye?

Will  getting lasik treat my lazy eye?

No: Lasik offers the potential to improve vision up to the best that you have gotten with eyeglasses or contacts. A "lazy eye" has lowered vision from childhood and will not be improved by lasik. ...Read more

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Eye exercises to improve vision?

Eye exercises to improve vision?

Not useful: Various eye exercises have been proposed over the years to help eliminate the need for glasses. None have stood the test of time. They might make you feel a little better but will not affect the basic eye power in any way. ...Read more

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Can eye exercises improve the eye sight?

Can eye exercises improve the eye sight?

No: Eye exercises can make the eyes feel more comfortable, and might have some effect on eye misalignment, but they will not change the basic eye power needs for eyeglasses or contacts. ...Read more

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Will eye exercises heip the problem of lazy eyes?

Will eye exercises heip the problem of lazy eyes?

Rarely!: Eye excercises rarely are helpful. In few cases only it has been shown to help. Please see a pediatric ophthalmologist who may direct you towards better options. ...Read more

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Can vision therapy treat lazy eye?

Can vision therapy treat lazy eye?

Generally no: Vision therapy is an untested procedure, advocated by "vision therapy optometrists". It has never been subjected to clinical trials and more experienced clinicians feel that it is of no benefit. For adults with a 'lazy' eye, it is definitely not worth doing. ...Read more

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Could eye exercises help vision correction?

Could eye exercises help vision correction?

No evidence: This has been a long standing hope of those who wear glasses that something simple like eye exercise can improve vision. There is no evidence that this will work. Don't spend any money on such programs. ...Read more

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Can contacts correct strabismus or lazy eye the same way glasses do?

Can contacts correct strabismus or lazy eye the same way glasses do?

It depends: Contact lenses cannot be used for prism correction of strabismus. Glasses are the better choice for this. For lazy eye, in some cases contacts can work well to correct vision in the lazy eye. It depends on the cause of the lazy eye. See your local ophthalmologist for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Do eye exercises really help vision correction?

Do eye exercises really help vision correction?

No: eye exercises do not have a place in changing ones refractive error. This is a ruse practiced by some optometrists. Eye exercises, however, are useful in the treatment of some issues regarding accommodation and strabismus. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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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


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Amblyopia (Definition)

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