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Is it possible to go blind from not fixing a lazy eye?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ? fixing ?

Sometimes people use terms differently than us docs.
To us lazy eye refers to the vision loss caused when the brain decides to ignore or turn off the input of a weaker or misaligned eye. If your eyes don't line up properly that is strabismus & the double image it causes forces the brain to turn one off. If someone strengthens a weak eye or gets them straight soon enough it may save vision.

In brief: ? fixing ?

Sometimes people use terms differently than us docs.
To us lazy eye refers to the vision loss caused when the brain decides to ignore or turn off the input of a weaker or misaligned eye. If your eyes don't line up properly that is strabismus & the double image it causes forces the brain to turn one off. If someone strengthens a weak eye or gets them straight soon enough it may save vision.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Sometimes a weak eye is never discovered because the eye have not been tested independently.
During visual development, it's best to get a screening eye exam to look for any visual problems that might cause relative blindness if not corrected early (especially during the age when someone can't tell you something is blurry).

In brief: Yes

Sometimes a weak eye is never discovered because the eye have not been tested independently.
During visual development, it's best to get a screening eye exam to look for any visual problems that might cause relative blindness if not corrected early (especially during the age when someone can't tell you something is blurry).
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Blind is relative.
From the legal definition <20/200 yes, it is possible. Early detection and therapy are the best bets to reduce the potential for future serious and permanent vision loss.

In brief: Yes

Blind is relative.
From the legal definition <20/200 yes, it is possible. Early detection and therapy are the best bets to reduce the potential for future serious and permanent vision loss.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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