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What happens if a lazy eye suddenly gets a lot worse?

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 more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus is a medical condition due to weakness or paralysis of one or more muscles that control eye movement. As a result, the eyes are not aligned with each other and ...Read more


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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 more

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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

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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.

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.

Amblyopia develops : in childhood when brain " turns off" the visual input from one eye because of misaligned eyes, a high degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, or visual deprivation from a cataract, droopy lid, etc., The degree of vision loss is ^er than expected from physical problems in the eye. Wear your glasses & protect the other eye from injury. See: www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/21. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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

See ophthalmologist: I am not sure the obgyn caused the problem. At any rate, a lazy eye can be treated... There is absolutely no reason for your daughter to have to walk around with a crossed eye. I do surgery frequently to correct that problem. It is outpatient, minimally painful, and she will be back to normal activity in a couple of days. ...Read more

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What happens to lazy eye as you grow old?

Repeat evaluation: Eye crossing can return as you age. Strabismus surgery is rarely permanent and often needs to be repeated later in life as eyes can decompensate. See a pediatric ophthalmologist for a reevaluation. Repeat surgery can be performed if necessary. ...Read more

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What happens to lazy eye as you getolder ?

What happens to lazy eye as you getolder ?

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 more

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What happens to a lazy eye as you grow older?

What happens to a lazy eye as you grow older?

Nothing: Once visual development is completed, the lazy eye just ages at the normal rate and can get the same eye diseases as a regular eye such as cataract. Uncorrected strabismus can worsen over time. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

loss not due to a structural problem such as myopia or hyperopia and develops early in life. For ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more