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What Happens If A Lazy Eye Suddenly Gets A Lot Worse
Evaluate: A "lazy" is an eye that does not track with the other eye (in or out) due to poorer quality of vision from that eye in infancy and childhood. If there is a sudden worsening (turns in or out more) than the eye (s) need evaluation to see if there is an interior or muscular problem more than the initial event. You need to see your ophthalmologist for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens to a lazy eye if it's not treated? Does the lazy eye eventually stabilize or does it keep getting worse without treatment?
It : It is very important to address the treatment of a lazy eye. If left untreated, the visual potential of the "lazy eye" can be severely limited. Unfortunately, once the window of treatment is lost, and this is generally in childhood ( the younger the better!), then any treatment will have limited or no potential to improve vision! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've lazy eye on my left & will squint when not using. Everytime I focus, my left eye will squint Will it get worse and cause the squint to be perment?
Lazy eye: please see an Opthalmologist who can do a good exam and give you treatment options it can remain permanent if left unattended ...Read more
If i have a lazy eye can i become blind if i dont wear glasses? I have been told the brain gets used to not using it and therefore will get worse.
Define "blind": Think of your eyes as 2 video cameras sitting close together.If they are both focused the same and provide the brain a clear image, the brain is happy. If one is weak, points a different way or otherwise gives a poor image, the brain is mad & can eventually turn of the input.It takes years for this to happen, but it can and does.If you ignore treatment, expect to be functionally blind in one eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 57 with a lazy eye. I work as a coder reading inpatient charts and it seems to be getting worse. Can it get worse with this job?
Yes and No: There's nothing specific about your job as a coder that will make it worse. ANY job involving lots of reading and/or computer screen work has the potential to flare the condition up. Talk with your ophthalmologist about how to exercise the eye and how to work rests into your day to give your muscles a break. We use our eyes constantly as we work, so not anything specific with your current job. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3.5 yr old has had a lazy eye documented since less than a yr old, it's gotten so much worse and only have medicaid now. Frisco- any good surgeons?
Maybe not necessary: Has your child been evaluated for eyeglasses? If the child is farsighted, wearing the proper eyeglasses will often straighten the eyes without surgery. Glasses are easily adjusted as the child grows and the eyes change. Doing surgery too young may result in an eye that turns out as a teen, which is even worse than the initial problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughters eye was injured during delivery when the obgyn reached in and turn her his thumb dug into her eye and she has since had a lazy eye it is not too bad but she always wears her hair over that eye to conceal it which I believe makes it worse beca
Surgery is possible.: I am on obstetrician. I have never seen or heard of the thumb causing a strabismus or lazy eye. In any case the "lazy eye" is common and occurs to lesser and greater extents. Here on paris hilton you have a very slight case. Other examples are extreme. Most pediatric ophthalmologists can assess and recommend if pertinent a surgical correction. There may be exercise options as well. Check it out ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Does Not Change: Lazy eye, or amblyopia results from any one of several causes during early childhood. The eyes can be crossed or turned out which causes double vision. The brain will not tolerate double vision and so basically "turns off" one eye. Other causes can be a huge difference in the optical prescription between the two eyes. After about age 5 there usually is no correction for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check for glasses: Most likely you have a "refractive error" or need for glasses for that (or maybe both) eye(s). Having that checked is healthier & will be of better quality of vision rather than the pushing technique. Pushing the eye or brow can also lead to other eye risks including retinal damage, high eye pressures, and corneal or astigmatism changes - so, don't do that anymore! ...Read more
Non-working = lazy: Lazy eye refers to several issues that can cause the brain to quit accepting input from an affected eye, so it is not working =lazy. Example: 1 eye presents a sharp image to the brain, 1 a fuzzy image. The brain chooses to keep the sharp image & quit "looking" at the other image. Timed patching of the good eye makes the brain keep using the weak eye. The eye dr works to improve the weak eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx May help: Ambliopia 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weaker eye: The "lazy" eye is either misaligned and not looking in the right direction, or is less focused than the stronger eye. If not treated at an early age (by age 4), the brain chooses to see preferentially out of the stronger eye. In order not to cause visual confusion, the brain creates a virtual block (scotoma) in front of the lazy eye and becomes unable to use it, even with glasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patches/glasses/drop: Most lazy eye (amblyopia) should be treated before age 9-10. The patient needs a complete, dilated eye exam to determine need for glasses and to rule out any other underlying conditions. Patching or dilating drops are then used in the stronger eye to force the use of the weak eye to make it stronger. http://www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/21 Crossed/wandering eyes can be treated with surgery ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most pediatric ophthalmologists are abandoning the term, "lazy eye." we prefer to use the term strabismus (eye misalignment) or amblyopia (poor vision from childhood eye problem). Only children can develop amblyopia and they will have life-long vision loss if not treated. Strabismus usually starts in childhood, but adults can also acquire strabismus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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