Is there a way to fix strabismus/lazy eye without surgery?

Rx May help. Ambliopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic.

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Can a lazy eye returm after having strabismus repair surgery as an adult?

Confusing question. Proper vision requires brain input of 2 similar sharp images by well aligned eyeballs.If one eye is sharper than the other, or alignment is bad,the brain may turn off one eye to stop a blurred image.If the vision is off in one eye for an extended period(yrs), amblyopia (lazy eye) can be permanent. Alignment surgery may not hold without vision to keep it on tract.Revision may be necessary/cosmetic. Read more...

I'm blind in my left eye and have developed a lazy eye, will strabismus surgery help me?

Likely. I am assuming your blind left eye has become "lazy." if the eyeball itself looks normal, but is just misdirected, you probably are a good candidate for strabismus surgery. Pediatric ophthalmologists are specialists in adult strabismus. Have a visit with one of these! they helped me! Read more...

Will surgery for a lazy eye (strabismus) help my eyelid become less droopy?

No. The surgery for strabismus will not alter any eyelid droopiness, as the surgery is for extra-ocular muscles only (those that move the eyeball) and not for lid opening muscles. That muscle is known as the levator aponeurosis and is responsible for holding the upper lid position and providing maximal opening when used. Read more...
No. Strabismus surgery corrects the position of your eyeball muscles. The eyelid muscle that produces droopiness is separate and can be corrected in a separate procedure. One muscle( superior rectus) on the eyeball has a joint root with the eyelid muscle and if the one is corrected, it may improve the ptosis. Read more...
Other Surgery. A droopy eyelid is known as either lagophthalmos and/or blepharoptosis. This may due to a variety of mechanical or neurologic or congenital causes. Numerous surgical options are available but depend on the severity of the condition. Strabismus is an entirely different condition involving the eyeball (globe) and not the eyelid. Read more...

How do I fix lazy eye without surgery?

Patching or glasses. In certain specific types of lazy eye, patching and glasses may work. Ask your eye doctor. Read more...

Can there be anyway to get rid off a lazy eye without surgery?

Amblyopia. By patching the good eye, or by instilling topical Atropine in the good eye. The drops can have a side-effect. Treatment of individuals age 9 through adult is possible through applied perceptual learning. Read more...

How old do you have to be to fix a lazy eye without surgery?

Any age. Not all cases of amblyopia can be treated without surgery. In most cases, the earlier the problem is identified and treatment started the better the outcome. Read more...
Less than 8. Unfortunately amblyopia (lazy eye) is something that has to be addressed earlier rather than later. The nerves in the eye are done developing by around the age of 8. After that what ever vision you have lost because of the lazy depends to be permenant. Depending on the cause of the lazy eye, it may require patching, glasses or surgery. Read more...
FIX ???????????????? You don't fix lazy eye. Lazy eye begins to happen when the brain turns off the input of a weaker eye or cancel one if a double image is generated by poor alignment.As soon as the possibility is found, you do whatever is needed to improve the weaker eye or improve alignment or you risk loosing the vision of one eye forever. Read more...

Is surgery the best way to fix a lazy eye?

Yes and no. If you are refering to lining the eyes up so they point in the same direction, that might be possible with a skilled eye muscle surgery. The other issue is will it work. If the brain decided to shut off the input from that eye(ambliopia), the ability to regain that lost input deminishes with time. A discussion with your eye dr can give you guidance. Read more...

Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Rx May help. Lazy eye is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. Read more...