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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Unequal Eyes (Overview)

Unequal eyes is a clinical finding where one eye does not match the other due to anatomical or functional differences, or combination of both.


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Am I weird to have unequal eyes?

Am I weird to have unequal eyes?

No: A difference in eyeglass prescription (or refraction) between the two eyes is called anisometropia. It is not that uncommon and can occur to some degree in about 6% of the population.. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
23 doctors shared insights

Unequal Eyes (Overview)

Unequal eyes is a clinical finding where one eye does not match the other due to anatomical or functional differences, or combination of both.


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Looks weird to have unequal eyes. What can I do?

Looks weird to have unequal eyes. What can I do?

Determine cause & Rx: First determine the cause and then proceed with possible treatments. This could be due to skin, fat, nerves, muscle, tendons/ligaments, bone, and a variety of other causes. ...Read more

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist ASAP
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Wear glasses as recommended
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Follow patching regimen if prescribed
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Crosseyed! do I look weird with such unequal eyes?

Crosseyed! do I look weird with such unequal eyes?

Can be repaired: Only you can determine if you look "weird" with misaligned eyes, also called strabismus. First step is an eye exam to determine the cause and duration of the problem. Are you seeing double? Has it been this way since childhood? There are generally successful eye muscle operations to correct strabismus if the appearance is bothersome to the patient, and other neurologic causes have been ruled out. ...Read more

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I have one single eyelid and one double, do I look weird with such unequal eyes?

I have one single eyelid and one double, do I look weird with such unequal eyes?

Porbably not: You probably have some degree of asymetry between your lids. Weirdness is in the eye of the beholder and your lids probably do not look bad to others. If trusted friends indicate that it is obvious, then see an oculoplastic surgeon who can do an easy adjustment to equalize the lids. ...Read more

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Should I worry if my eyes are unequal sizes?

Should I worry if my eyes are unequal sizes?

No everybody's are: Everyone is asymmetric, that is, diference between the sizes of arms and legs and organs in each side of the body. What you have noticed is a normal finding. ...Read more

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Optometrist said to my husband his uva is 6/6 in both eyes and he appears mild case of mgd and iop unequal at r 12 and l 18 mmhg what that mean?

Mild problems: Uva 6/6 is normal vision. Iop of 12 /18 are normal range eye pressures but there still can be risk of glaucoma due to the wide range between eyes. Mgd meibomian gland dysfunction. These glands are located in the eyelid (oil gland) directly behind the eyelashes that produce a thin, oily fluid that lubricates the eye. They can get blocked causing dry eye and eyelid inflammation, this is treated. ...Read more

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Optometrist said to my husband his uva is 6/6 in both eyes and he appears mild case of mgd and iop unequal at r 12 and l 18 mmhg what he needs to do?

Optometrist said to my husband his uva is 6/6 in both eyes and he appears mild case of mgd and iop unequal at r 12 and l 18 mmhg what he needs to do?

MGD: These eye pressures are considered normal unless there are other findings on the exam. First line treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction is warm compresses to the lids for 10 minutes a few times a day, and increasing omega-3 fatty acids in the diet. ...Read more

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I have unequal refractive power in both eyes and I get persisting eye strain. Is there a solution?

I have unequal refractive power in both eyes and I get persisting eye strain. Is there a solution?

Adjust power: Once the eyes are unequal over 2 or 3 diopters (anisometropia), some people may experience eye strain. Also large differences can cause image size disparity (aniseikonia). Either adjust the refractive power by undercorrecting to match, by using contact lens, by doing some sort of refractive procedure, i.e. Lasik, lens removal, exchange or placement, etc. ...Read more

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