Can doctors fix a lazy eye?

Yes and no. If the child is young and the amblyopia is corrected it can be fixed. If not then no.
Yes and no. Non-physicians frequently lump several different conditions together. If the lazy eye is a drooping lid it may be fixable. If the lazy eye is a wandering eye then a multitude of therapies may be available. If it is from amblyopia then depending on evaluations vision may be recoverable.This needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to determine options available.
Yes. Yes, in many cases lazy eye can be fixed either non-surgically or surgically. Please see a local ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) to be appropriately evaluated.

Related Questions

How do the doctors do a lazy eye test?

No single test. A lazy eye, or amblyopia, is caused when the eye does not develop a solid connection to the brain in childhood. This is discovered when the vision is reduced in one eye. The doctor will then perform tests to make sure there is no health problem in the eye explaining the decrease in vision and to look for the reason the connection did not form well in the first place. Read more...

How do doctors perform a lazy eye test?

Full exam. A full exam for lazy eye includes looking for signs of and causes of lazy eye. These include a big difference in vision between eyes, as well as misalignment of the eyes. Eyes drops are usually used to dilate for the complete testing. Read more...

What's the doctor's recommendation to hide, or fix my lazy eye?

Difficult. If you mean that one eye is turned in or out, and that you've had this since childhood, then strabismus surgery may be an option. However, the success would depend on many factors including your vision in that eye and why it is turned. You should see a strabismus eye md for evaluation. Read more...

Dr. I am suffering from lazy eye. I heard doctors consultants, they said those problem cant be rectified at the age of 18. wat can I do?

Depends. Amblyopia or "lazy eye" occurs when the brain decides to turn off the input of an eye that presents a different,weaker or out of alignment image. If caught early and the distortion corrected, vision can be retained.After many years,surgery might help with poor alignment, but the vision cannot be turned back on after the brain left it off for too long. Read more...

40 years old guy, one of my eye is as doctors say lazy eye, radial keratotomy done 15 years back, the vision of this eye is 8.5 cyl. Suggest treatmnt?

Second opinion. A lazy eye is one which while apparently normal, does not see well usually from childhood issues. If not the case, then there is some other problem. Radial k. Have a high rate of regression which might be part of the cause. I suggest you make an appointment with a corneal surgeon to have this evaluated and get a second opinion there. Read more...

Can lazy eye be completely cured? I've heard that lazy eye can't be cured, only improved. Is that true? My 2-year-old son was just diagnosed with it, and his doctor said that as long as he wears his patch and glasses, he should be cured within a few month

"Lazy . "lazy eye" tends to mean different things to different people. If you mean amblyopia (which is what it sounds like), it means that the brain begins favoring one eye over the other (or possibly even rejecting both eyes) and the wiring between the eye and the brain doesn't form properly. If the cause is addressed early in life like prescribing glasses, doing eye muscle surgery or removing cataracts, there is a greater chance of vision returning. Patching the good eye forces the child to look out of the "bad eye" so it helps lays down that wiring. Once the child is 8 or so, there is much less flexibility and the damage is already done. Read more...
It . It depends on the age and the severity at which it is diagnosed. Earlier (before age 5) and mild amblyopia (lazy eye) can be fully cured with proper treatment. Read more...
Turning off vision. As a child grows, their 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 begin turning off the input of one eye & keep the best.If caught in time,the patching or glasses help retain the vision in the weaker eye & push it improve & stay on.Otherwise the brain can turn it off. Read more...

I'm 23 my left eye has 20/20 and right eye is 20/2200, doctor said its a lazy eye and cant be fixed? Is there anyway to fix it

Amblyopia . You probably had crossed eyes when you were younger & that causes double vision, you begin to use the good eye & ignore the other & that leads to decreased vision in the weaker eye with time, leading to amblyopia. At this point doing any eye surgery will just be cosmetic but it will not improve your vision. I feel sorry for you but thank God you have 1 good eye, take care of it. Good luck . Read more...
Doubt it. Amblyopia or "lazy eye" occurs when the brain decides to turn off the input of an eye that presents a different,weaker or out of alignment image. If caught early and the distortion corrected, vision can be retained.After many years,surgery might help with poor alignment, but the vision cannot be turned back on after the brain left it off for too long. Read more...