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Does lazy eye lead to irreversible vision loss?

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Dr. Gary Wortz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yes

Having an eye with amblyopia leads to permanent vision loss if it's not corrected.
Also having eyes that are constantly misaligned can lead to permanent vision loss in children or double vision as adults.

In brief: Yes

Having an eye with amblyopia leads to permanent vision loss if it's not corrected.
Also having eyes that are constantly misaligned can lead to permanent vision loss in children or double vision as adults.
Dr. Gary Wortz
Dr. Gary Wortz
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Turning off vision

The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc.
As you grow, the eyes may have different strength or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong.The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may turn off the input of one eye ; keep the best. That process is called amblyopia. If not caught and treated in time it is permanent

In brief: Turning off vision

The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc.
As you grow, the eyes may have different strength or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong.The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may turn off the input of one eye ; keep the best. That process is called amblyopia. If not caught and treated in time it is permanent
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: It can!

The vast majority of visual development is complete by age 7 or 8.
Some improvement in vision may be attained at ages up to 18 or so but the gains are modest. It's best to begin treatment as early as possible to prevent irreversible vision loss.

In brief: It can!

The vast majority of visual development is complete by age 7 or 8.
Some improvement in vision may be attained at ages up to 18 or so but the gains are modest. It's best to begin treatment as early as possible to prevent irreversible vision loss.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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