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Could anyone tell me about lazy eyes?

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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology

In brief: In a nutshell

it means that the brain has not developed the visual system in an eye.
This is usually the result of untreated refractive error (prescription for glasses) in early childhood or a crossed eye, but there are other reasons as well. After about the age of 6-8, there is no treatment for it. Prior to that age, patching of the better eye can help.

In brief: In a nutshell

it means that the brain has not developed the visual system in an eye.
This is usually the result of untreated refractive error (prescription for glasses) in early childhood or a crossed eye, but there are other reasons as well. After about the age of 6-8, there is no treatment for it. Prior to that age, patching of the better eye can help.
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: May affect vision

Lazy eye generally refers to an uncorrectable or partially correctable suboptimal vision in one or both eyes for any variety of reasons.
Commonly, a crossed-eye and/or a large amount of prescription in one eye can cause it to be "lazy" where the connections to the brain are underdeveloped, usually completed by age 10-12 years old.

In brief: May affect vision

Lazy eye generally refers to an uncorrectable or partially correctable suboptimal vision in one or both eyes for any variety of reasons.
Commonly, a crossed-eye and/or a large amount of prescription in one eye can cause it to be "lazy" where the connections to the brain are underdeveloped, usually completed by age 10-12 years old.
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