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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

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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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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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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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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Dose lasik vision correction work?

Dose lasik vision correction work?

Of course: Lasik vision correction, in the properly pre-screened patient, corrects the vision and the goal is usually to normalize the vision so glasses or contacts are not needed. The vast majority achieve this outcome, and the rest usually get close. It is well worked out and a very safe procedure, with little risk. ...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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Could laser eye surgery correct loss of visual field vision?

Could laser eye surgery correct loss of visual field vision?

No: It will not affect your field of vision. Of course, a 44 year old should have a normal field of vision. If you do not, that should be fully evaluated. ...Read more

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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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Will eye patching help strabismus?

Will eye patching help strabismus?

Improve vision: In childhood strabismus, patching is used when the brain starts to ignore the vision from one eye. A patch is placed over the better eye to force the brain to pay attention to the vision from the supressed eye. This is why you can see children wearing eyepatches at times. ...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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Might glasses correct strabismus/lazy eye?

Might glasses correct strabismus/lazy eye?

Maybe,maybe not: Ambliopia (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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Does lasik also correct esotropia or strabismus?

Does lasik also correct esotropia or strabismus?

No: Laser vision correction eliminates the glasses prescription but foes not correct strabismus. Depending on your case, control of strabismus may improve after laser vision correction. ...Read more

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Can vision correction surgery work?

Can vision correction surgery work?

Yes: Lasik and prk vision surgery have been performed millions of times with mostly excellent results. So it works to improve vision. Like all surgery there is a risk, rather tiny, of problems but most do very well. ...Read more

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Are prism glasses effective for strabismus?

Are prism glasses effective for strabismus?

Sometimes: Small amounts of ocular misalignment can be successfully managed with prism in glasses. Larger amounts of misalignment require surgery to repair. ...Read more

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Can refractive surgery improve my eye vision?

Can refractive surgery improve my eye vision?

Depends: If your vision can be improved with glasses, this is likely a good solution. However, visual losses due to disease, amblyopia, abnormality of the eye formation, etc. are conditions where refractive surgery would not help. ...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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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

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Can corrective lense fix double vision or ghosting after lasik operation?

Can corrective lense fix double vision or ghosting after lasik operation?

Yes: Yes. A rigid gas permeable or hybrid contact lens will likely correct this issue. You should see your corneal surgeon to make sure something else is not causing this issue. ...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


Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Cross Eyed (Definition)

Cross eyed = strabismus = esotropia = condition in which one or both eyes are turned ...Read more