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What happens to lazy eye as you getolder ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology
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In brief: It Does Not Change

Lazy eye, or amblyopia results from any one of several causes during early childhood.
The eyes can be crossed or turned out which causes double vision. The brain will not tolerate double vision and so basically "turns off" one eye. Other causes can be a huge difference in the optical prescription between the two eyes. After about age 5 there usually is no correction for this.

In brief: It Does Not Change

Lazy eye, or amblyopia results from any one of several causes during early childhood.
The eyes can be crossed or turned out which causes double vision. The brain will not tolerate double vision and so basically "turns off" one eye. Other causes can be a huge difference in the optical prescription between the two eyes. After about age 5 there usually is no correction for this.
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology

In brief: It remains lazy

Lazy eye, or amblyopia, results from misalignment, excess refractive error or other disease of that eye.
Repair of the offending condition in the first months of life can prevent amblyopia. Although the severity of the faulty information to the brain may vary, the lazy eye may be forever ignored by the brain. Over years, a lazy eye may turn in or out, since good vision is required for alignment.

In brief: It remains lazy

Lazy eye, or amblyopia, results from misalignment, excess refractive error or other disease of that eye.
Repair of the offending condition in the first months of life can prevent amblyopia. Although the severity of the faulty information to the brain may vary, the lazy eye may be forever ignored by the brain. Over years, a lazy eye may turn in or out, since good vision is required for alignment.
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
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