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Can you cure strabismus through vision therapy?

Can you cure strabismus through vision therapy?

In some cases: Certain forms of strabismus can be controlled with a proper refraction and may require patching or other therapy if amblyopia has already developed. Not all cases require surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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How long does it take to cure strabismus through vision therapy?

How long does it take to cure strabismus through vision therapy?

It may never cure: Strabismus can occasionally be improved by vision therapy, but more often requires multiple treatments, including glasses and even surgery. Even once the strabismus has improved, it can return years later, especially if the original treatment was begun at an older age, or did not completely treat it. ...Read more

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Would vision therapy fix my strabismus?

Would vision therapy  fix my strabismus?

Unlikely: Vision therapy supposedly improves the efficiency of vision but cannot in any circumstance improve eye position which is what is dysfunctional in strabismus. Vision therapy is untested, unproven and generally a big waste of time and money. Check with an ophthalmologist who is a specialist in strabismus in your area (frequently pediatric ophthalmologists) for the best information on your eyes. ...Read more

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Can vision therapy cure or help with adult strabismus?

Can vision therapy cure or help with adult strabismus?

Sometimes: In certain cases, where the eye turn is not constant and normal retinal function is still present, vision therapy can give patients better control and minimize the time the turn is present. You should be evaluated by a strabismus surgeon. ...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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When can you have vision therapy on a lazy eye?

When can you have vision therapy on a lazy eye?

As soon as possible.: Earlier treatment for amblyopia usually results in improved outcomes. Therefore, early identification of the problem and treatment is essential especially in children. ...Read more

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Can vision therapy work and does it fix lazy eye?

Can vision therapy work and does it fix lazy eye?

No: Vision therapy has little support in the scientific literature. Most studies suggest it has no value in treating eye disorders. ...Read more

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What eye therapy exercises are proven to help strabismus?

What eye therapy exercises are proven to help strabismus?

Strabismus exercises: Eye muscle surgery along with orthoptic exercises used by an orthoptic trained technician can be beneficial and are frequently used in children. Patterns established by adults do not respond well. ...Read more

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I have strabismus.... one of my eyes go out occasionally and I am able to get them back aligned but it gives me headaches. Therapy or Surgery?

I have strabismus.... one of my eyes go out occasionally and I am able to get them back aligned but it gives me headaches. Therapy or Surgery?

Either may help: YOu have not mentioned your age. This will have bearing on it if you are too young. If you are over 15 - 18 you should ask your opthalmologist. If you are able to keep it in most of the time I would try therapy first to avoid surgery . Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is treatment for strabismus in infant?

What is treatment for strabismus in infant?

Diagnosis: Strabismus can be caused by refractive needs, muscle paralysis, pathology, or an intrinsic defect in the muscular coordination system of the brain between the two eyes. A diagnosis of which type must be made, and then the treatments vary: eyeglasses, patching, surgery . If it is pathologic such as a tumor or cataract, this must be addressed first. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment if strabismus?

Depends: Some cases of strabismis can be managed with glasses while others require surgery. Your ophthalmologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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What are my options for treatment if I have strabismus?

What are my options for treatment if I have strabismus?

Alignment =surgery: Persistent alignment issues will often require delicate surgery on the muscles that move the eyeball have your eye dr refer you to someone who has completed the training to do thei special eye surgery. They are often affiliated with children's hospitals or medical schools. ...Read more

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I have strabismus , how good is botox to fix it and what are the disadvantages of using this treatment knowing i had a eye muscle surgery 6 yrs ago?

I have strabismus , how good is botox to fix it and what are the disadvantages of using this treatment knowing i had a eye muscle surgery 6 yrs ago?

It works not forever: Botox works but not forever. The progress of Botox injection is amazing. Ask your doctor about duration and the need to repeat over a lifetime. ...Read more

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Could i improve my vision using vision therapy?

No: But if you have lots of money, this is one way to waste it. I suggest gambling instead. It is more fun. ...Read more

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Vision problems, my behavioural optometrist said that i will need vision therapy. What kind of therapy would this include?

Vision problems, my behavioural optometrist said that i will need vision therapy. What kind of therapy would this include?

Not usually helpful: Optometrists, a subset, engage in an activity termed "vision therapy" which is lengthy and expensive. They advocate it for a variety of visual fatigue and sometimes optical problems. These exercises have never been subjected to standard clinical tests and there is no proof that they do anything but provide a substantial income to the optometrist. Check first with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is vision therapy like?

What is vision therapy like?

Over hyped: Vision therapy is a system which tries to correct disorders of eye motion and visual learning by the application of a variety of exercises. It has never been subjected to actual clinical trials. Improvement is noted when test scores improve but this is largely a practice effect and there are no proven long term benefits to this type of activity. ...Read more

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Has anyone done vision therapy?

Mostly ineffective: Vision therapy is offered as a means to correct congenital, developmental and traumatic visual changes. It is mostly untested and the results are no different than chance or the improvement expected with time. If you have a condition for which vision therapy has been recommended (usually by an optometrist) then see an ophthalmologist for an actual diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more