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How to fix a lazy eye without surgery?

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I know that the lazy eye can be treated. However, I do not wan to have an lazy eye surgery. I wan to use vision therapy to fix my lazy eye. So is there any other ways except lazy eye surgery to fix the lazy eye?
asked Mar 4, 2018 in Health by Earle

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Actually, the lazy eye surgery does not existed and it can not be treated with surgery. The earlier a lazy eye is checked out and treated, the better the chances of success. There are two main steps to amblyopia treatment, the first part of lazy eye correction:

Step 1: Correcting vision problems

Eye conditions, such as cataracts, and refractive errors need to be corrected first and foremost. This is often as simple as prescribing glasses for near or farsightedness. Sometimes, in mild cases, correcting the vision of the weaker or lazy eye is enough for realignment. 

Step 2: Retraining the eye-brain connection

In most cases, eye doctors block the stronger eye in order to train the brain to start recognizing the image from the amblyopic or lazy eye. This can be done with a patch or with eye drops that temporarily blur vision.

Eye muscle surgery

Occasionally, even the correction of amblyopia doesn’t correct strabismus issues that keep the eyes misaligned. In these cases, eye muscle surgery to strengthen or weaken certain muscles can help. A surgeon will either resect (or shorten) a muscle to strengthen it or recess a muscle (attaching it to a farther location) to weaken it.

Eye exercises 

In a small number of cases, mild misalignment due to convergence insufficiency (where the eyes have difficulty turning in to focus on close objects) can be corrected with eye muscle exercises. These eye exercises include pencil push-ups and computer vision therapy.

Remember, the earlier you treat a lazy eye, the higher the chances of success. Anytime you have problems with your eyes or vision, chat with your eye doctor as soon as possible.

answered Mar 7, 2018 by Chloe

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