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What is anisometropia?

What is anisometropia?

Different eye Rx: Anisometropia refers to a difference in the measurement of the need for eyeglasses between the two eyes. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Anisometropia (Definition)

Anisometropia is a condition in which one eye is stronger than the other eye, such as when the right eye is much more nearsighted than ...Read more


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Is anisometropia treated?

Is anisometropia treated?

Yes: Actually any contact lens is good for anisometropia. This term means that there is a significant difference in the prescription of the eyes which can make it difficult for the brain to fuse the images from the two eyes into one. The contact lenses allow the eyes to see images which are more alike in size which makes it easier to fuse the images. ...Read more

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How do I treat anisometropia?

Contacts/surgery: Anisometropia is caused by large differences in refractive error (such as nearsightedness ) between eyes. This effect occurs with glasses, but not with contact lenses. Surgery to even the two eyes out can also solve it! ...Read more

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Isnt anisometropia hereditary?

Usually not: It is a fairly uncommon, and randomly occurring problem. ...Read more

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Whats an anisometropia problem?

Whats an anisometropia problem?

See below: Anisometropia refers to a significant difference in the prescription of the two eyes. A large difference between the two can lead to problems using the two eyes together if it is not corrected. ...Read more

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How can you treat anisometropia?

Depends : Anisometropia occurs when the basic dioptric power (lens power) of each eye differs by more than 5 units. This creates two images too different in size for the brain to put them together. A contact lens in one of the eyes can minimize this difference and allow binocular function. If the difference is too great for that some form of refractive surgery is the only means to equalize images. ...Read more

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How do they treat anisometropia?

Balance the eyes: Anisometropia is defined as a refractive difference between two eyes. The amount of difference determines whether a person is symptomatic and whether it needs to be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery. ...Read more

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Is anisometropia hereditary condition?

Hereditary?: Anisometropia can be hereditary in some cases but often does not have a related family history. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reverse anisometropia?

Is there a way to reverse anisometropia?

Yes: The only permanent way to correct it is with surgery. Refractive surgery - lasik, prk, intraocular lenses following cataract surgery - can correct it. Otherwise, glasses or contact lenses is the solution. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is anisometropia really bad?

Anisometropia: Basically means that there is a significant difference in the glasses correction between your two eyes. In children, this could cause one of the eyes to become lazy. If this develops in adults, it's often due to cataract formation. Anisometropia is not damaging to your eyes but will cause problems with eyes working together if this is significant enough. Talk to your eye doctor about this. ...Read more