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Is it okay to get a lazy eye for short period of time?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Lazy eye can refer to eyes not aligned properly, then there may be a muscle weakness or cranial nerve palsy involved, stroke, etc.
And this should be check out right away. When eyes get tired, a decompensation of an underlying phoria can happen with eyes drifting out. Lazy eye in amblyopia doesn't happen for a short time.

In brief: No

Lazy eye can refer to eyes not aligned properly, then there may be a muscle weakness or cranial nerve palsy involved, stroke, etc.
And this should be check out right away. When eyes get tired, a decompensation of an underlying phoria can happen with eyes drifting out. Lazy eye in amblyopia doesn't happen for a short time.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not sure

Amblyopia (lazy eye) is a developmental condition usually from childhood.
Once it develops is difficult or if untreated, impossible to reverse.

In brief: Not sure

Amblyopia (lazy eye) is a developmental condition usually from childhood.
Once it develops is difficult or if untreated, impossible to reverse.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

A lazy eye is one that has not worked as well as the other eye essentially since birth.
It does not usually develop later in life, although may worsen and appear to have suddenly occured. If the eye is turning off-axis compared to your "strong" eye, you should see an eye doctor. Undiagnosed lazy eye, diabetes or other conditions may be the culprit.

In brief: No

A lazy eye is one that has not worked as well as the other eye essentially since birth.
It does not usually develop later in life, although may worsen and appear to have suddenly occured. If the eye is turning off-axis compared to your "strong" eye, you should see an eye doctor. Undiagnosed lazy eye, diabetes or other conditions may be the culprit.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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