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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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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 lazy eye as you grow old?

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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My 7 years old son has got amblyopia or lazy eye(left).How can he get normal?

My 7 years old son has got amblyopia or lazy eye(left).How can he get normal?

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 more

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My son is 22 months old & has a slightly unfocused lazy eye.What can I do? I tried patching for 3 weeks but it didn't make a difference .

My son is 22 months old & has a slightly unfocused lazy eye.What can I do? I tried patching for 3 weeks but it didn't make a difference .

Pediatric eye doc: I hope your son is under the care of pediatric ophthalmologist. There are set criteria and procedures for patching to help resolve strabismus in babies. Unsupervised patching can actually produce poor vision in the "good" eye. Three weeks is not a sufficient time to see a substantial change. You should talk to your doctor about the time frame where you will see a change and his expectations. ...Read more

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Is there a way to fix a lazy eye naturally if I am 17 years old?

Is there a way to fix a lazy eye naturally if I am 17 years old?

Generally No: The vast majority of visual development is complete by age 7 or 8. Some improvement in vision may be attained at ages up to 18 or so but the gains are modest. It's best to begin treatment as early as possible. ...Read more

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My 7 y old has a lazy eye. Any suggestions?

Lazy eye: "lazy eye" is a term for strabismus in which one eye is not properly aligned. The complications include amblyopia with loss of vision in affected eye. See your ophthalmologist for testing and management. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to fix a lazy eye without surgery?

Less than 8: Unfortunately amblyopia (lazy eye) is something that has to be addressed earlier rather than later. The nerves in the eye are done developing by around the age of 8. After that what ever vision you have lost because of the lazy depends to be permenant. Depending on the cause of the lazy eye, it may require patching, glasses or surgery. ...Read more

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Can a lazy eye be corrected cosmetically if I am 40 years old?

Can a lazy eye be corrected cosmetically if I am 40 years old?

Yes: Large eye deviations can be treated successfully by moving the muscle insertion in order to line up the eye close to primary position (tables estimate how much to move the muscle by). ...Read more

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I am 31 years old and have a lazy eye. Is there any new findings offer hope for treating lazy eye?

I am 31 years old and have a lazy eye. Is there any new findings offer hope for treating lazy eye?

Yes: See a neuro-ophthalmologist, a doctor who specializes in treatment of strabismus - or lazy eye. There are doctors who specialize in this in Philadelphia close to where you live. ...Read more

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


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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