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What kind of help can I get with my amblyopia?

What kind of help can I get with my amblyopia?

Depends on your age: Amblyopia usually becomes less treatable the older you get. Under the age of 7-9, there are many effective treatments (glasses, patching the "good" eye, surgery for muscle imbalance). Once you get a little older, the brain stops wanting the amblyopic eye to see well, and treatments become less effective. I suggest you see an eye doctor about the best options for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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What kind of surgery will correct amblyopia?

What kind of surgery will correct amblyopia?

Depends on situation: If the eyeballs are not aligned properly, double vision will occur. Surgery on the muscles that pull the eye into position can line things up correctly. If this is done before the brain decides to stop accepting input from one eye (amblyopia), vision can be improved. However, if the eyes line up properly, & visual loss was unrelated, surgery will not help. ...Read more

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If I have amblyopia, will it be possible to get perfect vision back?

If I have amblyopia, will it be possible to get perfect vision back?

Probably not: However if you discover it very early (earlier the better) and correct the images so that the brain "sees" clear images in both eyes equally, then there is a chance for normal visual pathway development. ...Read more

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If you have amblyopia, what scores do you get on the vision chart tests?

Varies widely: The depth of amblyopia generally depends upon the level of blur present during childhood. We generally see visions ranging from 20/30 to as poor as 20/400. Generally acuity improves with single letters which decreases visual confusion. ...Read more

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What type of glasses work on amblyopia?

What type of glasses work on amblyopia?

None: An amblyopic eye is one in which the brain ignores its signal and the vision is diminished. No optical correction will change this because it is due to an alteration of the signals within the brain. So glasses or contacts are of no benefit. ...Read more

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Can I get colored or daily contact lenses when I have amblyopia?

Can I get colored or daily contact lenses when I have amblyopia?

Amblyopia & contacts: Assuming you > age 11(old enough for cl) you may be able to wear cl with amb. Cl will correct your vision as effectively as glasses but will not get rid of the amb. If your vision in 1 eye due to amb is < 20/40, i would not recommend cl. This is b/c glasses protect your eyes & you have only 1 eye that sees well enough to drive. Also contacts increase risk of vision loss due to infection...Risky. ...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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If my son reaches 20/20 in the amblyopic eye but the amblyopia is not resolved, is the vision going to get worse as he gets older? He is 7 1/2

?Ur dfn of amblyopia: Some confuse the problem of eye alignment with amblyopia and I wonder if that is your confusion. Amblyopia is the brain turning off part/all of the input from an eye.This can be caused by or result in the eyes loosing alignment.If the strength of the eye is 20/20, alignment may return or surgery may be needed to help.Many can be helped at his age. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
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