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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
Are exercises to treat lazy eye effective? I read that there are exercises you can do, like switching focus quickly from near to far and rolling your eyes, that will help amblyopia. Do these really work? If so, where can I get more information on how to d
I don't know how or when i got strabismus/amblyopia. My right eye shuts off and drifts outwards. Is there any way to get my right eye aligned?
Can the wrong eye glass prescription cause a 3 year old eyes to get worse if he is diagnosed as having amblyopia?
Yes: Having the right prescription is very important in the treatment of amblyopia. While there are several causes, the pathway is the same: the brain suppresses the vision in the weak or non dominant eye leading to progressive loss of vision from nonuse. Treatment other than lenses may be necessary. Be sure he is being treated by an expert pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Rx May help: Lazy eye 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
Not at your age: A Lazy eye" amblyopia is usually caused by a refractive error that is not discovered before age 2. The brain will "turn off" the image coming from the blurry (usually far-sighted) eye and concentrate and show preference to the good eye. The amblyopic eye then does not develop the visual pathways to the brain required for good vision. Patching the good eye can improve vision in a child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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