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Why Does My Lazy Eye Stray When I Look In A Certain Direction
I'm 20 and a have a lazy eye. My right eye always pointed in other direction? Sometimes it seems that a I have double visions, is there a possible fix?
Yes and NO: At your age lazy eye is not treatable adequately. But crossing of the eyes may be corrected by muscle surgery. However if you see double you may not have that severe amblyopia and straightening your eyes may actually increase your double vision time. See a strabismus ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I have a lazy eye, I was born cross-eyed and had surgery. When I was in college, I noticed that my left eye was going in a different direction. Is there anyway I can prevent the right eye from becoming lazy?
Which eye had: surgery? If it was your 'lazy left eye' and now it's going in a different direction, it may be from studying and not resting at all hours of the night, fatigue. You do need to see your eye doctor for definitive diagnosis! If your right eye is dominant, and not moving funny, chances are high it won't move and become lazy! So, see your eye doctor, and have this evaluated further to discuss options. ...Read more
Usually not related: If you have moderate to severe amblyopia it usually does not contribute to headaches. However if you are one the few that has mild amblyopia and some 3d ability left, you may see double and push your muscles to see one and that can cause a headache. Must see your eye md for the actual cause. ...Read more
No: Lazy has come to mean a few things. If you mean the eyelid is droopy, this will not change on its own and should be evaluated by an oculoplastic surgeon/ophthalmologist to rule out horner's syndrome or other causes and then possibly corrected with surgery. If the eye itself is turning in or out, this should be evaluated by a pediatric eye doctor asap. Both problems can cause loss of vision. ...Read more
Maybe: Therapy for amblyopia depends greatly on your age. If you are a child less than 7-8 years of age there is good potential for permanent visual improvement. Older than this, therapeutic benefits decline but may still be attained up through the teenage years. Of course, getting the best glasses or contact lenses can help as well. ...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
Time for a visit: You need to visit an ophthalmologist and have a basic assessment done. You will need to clarify the issue. Some consider poorly a poorly aligned eye, "lazy" while it is better used for visual loss from one eye. Eye surgery may help re-align the eyes, but long term vision loss is usually permanent. Only a proper evaluation could be sure. ...Read more
Yes but not at your: Age. The sooner the treatment starts the better the results. If completely treated by age 4 ; eyes are straight then you develop 3d vision ; may become completely normal. 4-9 years of age is still golden for treatment of amblyopia. Recently there have been studies that show lazy eyes are treatable till age 18. Although the gain may be less ; less but there is permanent gain up to that age. ...Read more
.: Contact a opthalmologist. Multiple reasons for lazy eyes, and each one has different management. Delay of treatment may cause partial blindness. ...Read more
Not at your age: Amblyopia is a condition in which an eye which is otherwise normal, sees less well. It is almost always caused by some eye malposition or refractive differencies between the two eyes in infancy and early childhood. The pattern of amblyopia becomes fixed if not treated by age 8 years. After that, exercises, etc. Cannot correct the condition. ...Read more
Two forms of lazy: Amblyopia means the eye cannot see well despite the appropriate prescription being worn (usually 20/40 or worse). The eye can be well aligned but the brain does not use its information. It can be caused by something blocking vision (cataract) or the eye not being aligned. Strabismus means the eye is not aligned, and will lead to amblyopia if not treated. ...Read more
Blurred vision: Amblyopia is a doctor's name for diminished vision, usually in just one eye, in the absence of demonstrable anatomic abnormalities, i.e. The eye exam appears normal. Common causes are a difference in the refraction (how near-sighted or far-sighted) between the eyes, or a misalignment of the eyes. Often no abnormal outward appearace is present, and the condition is discovered on school screenings. ...Read more
Depends on variables: Amblyopia (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 (adults or kids over 8), normal function is unlikely with any treatment. ...Read more
No: If you have an underlying tendancy for an eye to turn in or out when tired, an improper prescription contact lens may bring this out. Otherwise, it would be unlikely for this to occur from contact wear itself. ...Read more
Lazy Eye: Lazy eye may be related to amblyopia, where one eye is stronger than the other. Most commonly, one eye is turned in or out. If this happens in early childhood, patients will develop a suppression scotoma and will not develop double vision. Later in life, an acquired strabismus may cause double vision. Amblyopic can also be caused by a refractive difference between eyes or a cataract or ptosis. ...Read more
I have a lazy eye, lenses fix the alignment to an extent, but when looking sideways, the lazy eye is visible. Could custom lenses fix this?
See an eye doctor: Proper diagnosis and treatment is important. Please see an ophthalmologist ...Read more
I have a lazy eye and no way to fix it, no suggestions needed. Q: What would the ramifications be if I patch a 'healthy eye' for good? 40 & healthy
Not recommended: At you age, there is nothing to gain by patching your good eye ...Read more
Only in the young: Amblyopia is a condition in which an eye which is otherwise normal, sees less well. It is almost always caused by some eye malposition or refractive differencies between the two eyes in infancy and early childhood. The pattern of amblyopia becomes fixed if not treated by age 8 years. After that, exercises, etc. Cannot correct the condition. ...Read more
Maybe: If the injury occured as a young child, it could have led to muscle damage that misaligned the eye, or scar or cataract that blocked the eye's vision. The hit is less likely to be the cause if it occured as an older child or adult. Rarely, an undiagnosed amblyopia can be discovered after an injury brings attention to the eye. ...Read more
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