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Is there a surgery to correct a lazy eye?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes and no

Lazy eye, or amblyopia is a condition where the brain begins turning off one eye because the image is different/fuzzy.
It may be improved by non-surgical means if the eyes line up correctly, but it often leads to cross eyes. Surgery can help re-align the eyes as part of treatment, but if the problem has gone on too long, the amblyopia can persist. At that point, surgery's value is cosmetic

In brief: Yes and no

Lazy eye, or amblyopia is a condition where the brain begins turning off one eye because the image is different/fuzzy.
It may be improved by non-surgical means if the eyes line up correctly, but it often leads to cross eyes. Surgery can help re-align the eyes as part of treatment, but if the problem has gone on too long, the amblyopia can persist. At that point, surgery's value is cosmetic
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology

In brief: Yes but....

Binocular vision is usually established by the age of 18 months.
After that age surgery has only a cosmetic value.

In brief: Yes but....

Binocular vision is usually established by the age of 18 months.
After that age surgery has only a cosmetic value.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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