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Will vision therapy reverse amblyopia?

Will vision therapy reverse amblyopia?

Amblyopia: Treatment for amblyopia is mainly giving that eye its full correction for glasses and/or patching the better eye to stimulate the amblyopic eye. Surgery may also help to align the eyes and possibly allow for stereovision to better develop. There is no clear evidence that "vision therapy" helps in any way except to make the parents hopeful and poorer. ...Read more

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Blurred Vision, Blurring Of Distant Objects (Definition)

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Could vision therapy reverse amblyopia?

Could  vision therapy reverse amblyopia?

Treated early: Agree, it needs to be treated at early childhood. It does not work for adults. ...Read more

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Could myopia reverse when using convex lens (magnifying lens).?

Could myopia reverse when using convex lens (magnifying lens).?

No: Lenses do not change the eye. A convex lens would be the opposite of what a myope needs which is a concave lens. ...Read more

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Can laser correct myopiafrom myopia?

Can laser correct myopiafrom myopia?

Yes: Your question is somewhat hard to interpret but lasik is very useful for the correction of myopia but can also create myopia of varying degrees if that is the desired endpoint. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery correct myopic near sightedness?

Can laser eye surgery correct myopic near sightedness?

Yes: Yes. Most myopic patients do well with laser eye surgery. Although the laser are approved off higher correction, i generally treat up to -10 d (as long as everything else is normal. ...Read more

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Is myopia reversible?

Is myopia reversible?

Not without surgery: Myopia, or nearsightedness is due to an anatomically long front to back length of the eye . Lasik and prk surgery can counteract the myopia, allowing for clear distance vision. Myopia does not reverse on its own. ...Read more

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Could lasik fix accommodative esotropia? Since esotropia is due to hyperopia, would lasik fix hyperopia and therefore eliminate esotropia?

Could lasik fix accommodative esotropia?  Since esotropia is due to hyperopia, would lasik fix hyperopia and therefore eliminate esotropia?

Maybe: Many patient with accommodative esotropia wear contact lenses successfully. If you are able to wear contact, lasik will also be successful. A minority of accommodative esotropia patient need bifocal to keep the eyes aligned at near. They may have a harder time with the lasik results. In general, lasik results for myopia and astigmatism are outstanding. The results for hyperopia are ok! ...Read more

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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 using updated/strengthened prescription glasses encourage progression of myopia?

Could using updated/strengthened prescription glasses encourage progression of myopia?

No definitely not. : Current glass correction will only make you see better, to say it will cause a worsening of myopia means that that source of information does not know the principles of optics. Be carefully these sources have an alternate agenda to get money from you for a unproven program. ...Read more

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Do diopters measure nearsightedness?

Do diopters measure nearsightedness?

Yes: Nearsighted eyeglass (or contact) correction will be denoted on the prescription as a (-) power and a number (e.g. -2.75) which would be a nearsighted person with a power of minus 2.75 diopters. ...Read more

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Would eye exercises prevent myopia?

Would eye exercises prevent myopia?

No: No scientific research to date shows any eye exercises that work to stop or reverse myopia. Some expensive eye training exercises have been tried to help alleviate far sightedness but if a cycloplegic (dilated) eye refraction is performed to put the ciliary muscle at rest a true prescription of the eye results and eye glasses are needed. Rarely, a far sighted person can reduce power of glasses. ...Read more

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Can eye surgery correct myopia with astigmatism?

Can eye surgery correct myopia with astigmatism?

Astigmatism correctn: Absolutely. The vast majority of corneal refractive surgery, i.e. Lasik or surface ablation/prk, is for just that. Most people wearing glasses for distance vision are myopic, and most of them have some amount of astigmatism as well. Today's lasers can correct a very high proportion of your myopia and your astigmatism. Some lasik surgeons give free educational appointments or seminars. ...Read more

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Do exercises exist to reverse eyesight loss?

Do exercises exist to reverse eyesight loss?

Probably not: I am not aware of any exercises to reverse eyesight loss. That said there are forms of manipulation such as osteopathic manipulation that addresses the structures around the orbit and can influence the eye. Also, there are whats called "functional optomotrists" and they use various techniques to help eyesight and other visual problems. You might look into those. Just keep your expectations real. ...Read more

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How severe is -3 diopter astigmatism and -8 diopter myopia?

How severe is -3 diopter astigmatism and -8 diopter myopia?

Myopia: Nearsightedness or myopia is very common. It is not uncommon for us to see patients who are -10 diopters or more. Be sure you have a dilated retinal exam every year and you know what retinal detachment signs look like (burst of black floaters, flashing lights, new floaters, curtain coming down over your vision); consider polycarbonate glasses for protection especially during sports. ...Read more

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Astigmatism related to glaucoma?

Astigmatism related to glaucoma?

no: Astigmatism is the normal asymmetry of the cornea that most people have. It has no relationship to glaucoma. ...Read more

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Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good,nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?

Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good,nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?

Possible: Vitrectomy and glaucoma may have an association. It is suspected that glaucoma occurs more often in patients who have had vitrectomy and subsequent cataract surgery. An ongoing clinical trial is aimed to answer this question with more clarity. PROVE Study. http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(14)00344-3/references AND https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01162356 ...Read more