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Can a pinhole test determine if you have lazy eye or not?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Not definitively

Pinhole helps to test for any refractive error, and can help predict best potential acuity (pap).
Lazy eye amblyopia is defined: DX of exclusion, once the visual pathway is determined to be ok but the vision is still limited due to developmental changes in the brain visual cortex.

In brief: Not definitively

Pinhole helps to test for any refractive error, and can help predict best potential acuity (pap).
Lazy eye amblyopia is defined: DX of exclusion, once the visual pathway is determined to be ok but the vision is still limited due to developmental changes in the brain visual cortex.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Maybe

The pinhole test is a rapid screening technique to check for gross focusing errors in the eyes.
If the vision improves dramatically with a pinhole we at least know the amblyopia isn't too severe. The only real way to quantify it is to do a refraction with a device called a phoropter which uses real lenses.

In brief: Maybe

The pinhole test is a rapid screening technique to check for gross focusing errors in the eyes.
If the vision improves dramatically with a pinhole we at least know the amblyopia isn't too severe. The only real way to quantify it is to do a refraction with a device called a phoropter which uses real lenses.
Dr. David Kira
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