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Posted by Lisa on January 23, 2000 at 19:36:02:

In Reply to: lazy eye in father-in-law posted by Karen on January 22, 2000 at 16:52:49:

If he is currently independent, I would certainly look at getting another opinion. Loss of independence in the elderly can quickly lead to further mental and physical deterioration. A second opinion is certainly called for. I can't address what treatment options might be, but if it were my parents or in-laws I would be looking at other doctor options.

: Hi, my father-in-law is 75 with a cataract in his right eye and now lately doctor says this has contributed to
: a lazy eye condition as well. The doctor - near Albany, NY - has stated there is nothing my father-in-
: law can do to correct this. He lives @150 miles from any family member and now is afraid to drive. He
: will be homebound soon.

: Is this true? Is this because of the age of the person? I have looked at other pieces of info which suggest
: getting the cataract fixed and then using the patch on the other eye to force the lazy eye to work.

: Appreciate any comments. Thanks much,
: Much concerned daughter-in-law


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