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Is there a way to control a lazy eye?

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Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Lazy eye is a vague term. If you mean droopy lid, this is ptosis which would likely need surgery to be corrected.
If you are referring to misalignment of the eyes this is strabismus. This is treated with glasses, exercises, surgery or patching (children only). If you are referring to poor vision in 1 eye (amblyopia) then glasses or patching may help but usually only in kids. See your eye doc.

In brief: Depends

Lazy eye is a vague term. If you mean droopy lid, this is ptosis which would likely need surgery to be corrected.
If you are referring to misalignment of the eyes this is strabismus. This is treated with glasses, exercises, surgery or patching (children only). If you are referring to poor vision in 1 eye (amblyopia) then glasses or patching may help but usually only in kids. See your eye doc.
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
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Dr. Lisa Abrams
Ophthalmology - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Glasses/exercises

if by lazy eye you mean an eye that wanders, then glasses of exercises may help to control the movement.
Surgery is also an option but a complete eye exam would be necessary to determine what the problem is and how best to treat it. see also: http://www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/11

In brief: Glasses/exercises

if by lazy eye you mean an eye that wanders, then glasses of exercises may help to control the movement.
Surgery is also an option but a complete eye exam would be necessary to determine what the problem is and how best to treat it. see also: http://www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/11
Dr. Lisa Abrams
Dr. Lisa Abrams
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