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Can you prevent development of a lazy eye?

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Dr. Leonardo Dacanay
Ophthalmology

In brief: Absolutely

"lazy eye" is a somewhat derogatory layman's term for what i prefer to call by it's real name - amblyopia, or when the brain and eyes don't work well together. This is caused when the image reaching the back of the eye is not focused or when the eyes are not aligned.
Symptoms include a poor judge of depth, one eye turning inwards or outwards, or the eyes not working together.

In brief: Absolutely

"lazy eye" is a somewhat derogatory layman's term for what i prefer to call by it's real name - amblyopia, or when the brain and eyes don't work well together. This is caused when the image reaching the back of the eye is not focused or when the eyes are not aligned.
Symptoms include a poor judge of depth, one eye turning inwards or outwards, or the eyes not working together.
Dr. Leonardo Dacanay
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends on your age

Infants with apparent lazy eye can be treated with glasses and possible surgery to correct lazy eye.
It is often difficult to notice that a child is developing lazy eye in the early stages, which makes it tough to prevent. Having your child evaluated by an eye doctor at the first suspicion that something may be wrong is the best prevention.

In brief: Depends on your age

Infants with apparent lazy eye can be treated with glasses and possible surgery to correct lazy eye.
It is often difficult to notice that a child is developing lazy eye in the early stages, which makes it tough to prevent. Having your child evaluated by an eye doctor at the first suspicion that something may be wrong is the best prevention.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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