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Tessence


05/11/2012

What can I do to stop my lazy eyes from getting worse?

I have lazy eyes and had corrective surgery when I was 7. It fixed most of the part but I wonder it will get worse as time goes on. What can I do to prevent it from getting worse?
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  • Susan

    05/11/2012

    You can use eye patch to strengthen your lazy eye. Put a eye patch on your good eye and make the lazy one work. Then the eye muscles of the lazy eye will be strengthened. You should do this exercise a little at a time, not too much. From doing so, it can prevent your lazy eye from getting worse.
  • Christina nelson

    06/20/2012

    lazy eyes also called amblyopia. The most common treatment for lazy eyes is to force the brain to start using the "bad" eye. This is done by first correcting any underlying problems in that eye and then by putting a patch over the "good" eye. At first, the child will have a hard time seeing with just the weaker eye. However, it is very important that your child wear the patch diligently because this will eventually improve vision. It can take weeks or months for an eye patch to improve vision. It's important to follow your doctor's instructions carefully and that your child is monitored closely during treatment. As the child keeps using only the eye with amblyopia, his or her vision will continue to improve. After the doctor determines that vision is back to normal, your child will not have to wear the patch. Some children may again lose some vision and need to undergo another round of patching. In cases of mild amblyopia, the doctor might recommend using an eye drop called atropine in the "good" eye instead of a patch. Atropine dilates the pupil and blurs the vision in the "good eye," forcing the "bad" eye to do most of the work while the child is playing with toys, eating, drawing, or reading. Most children with amblyopia will also need glasses to help focus. If there is something blocking light from getting into the eye, the doctor might recommend surgery to remove the blockage. If strabismus is preventing the eyes from moving together correctly, your doctor might recommend surgery on the muscles of the eye. Your doctor will discuss with you what treatment is most appropriate for your child.
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