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Posted by Joel on April 27, 2000 at 15:09:55:

In Reply to: Can my eye get better? posted by Duke on April 22, 2000 at 12:16:38:

: I have a disease i guess you could call it. It is known as lazy eye.It is where my brain only sees out of one eye and doesnt use the other one unless it has to, like when i cover up my good eye. Well i am 14 and i know that my bad eye has improved from when i was 7 (first diagnosed with lazy eye) but the doctors say my eye cannot get any better. But i heard stories of how people did eye exercises to get their eye better. Is anything like this possible? Could anyone please give me advice. Thanks

I have had lazy eye all of my life. I had trouble in elementary school because of it, but I have overcome it and nobody knows I have a lazy eye unless I purposely show them or tell them about it. I was probably diagnosed with lazy eye just when I started school (5 or 6 years old). My eye doctor showed my mom a series of simple eye exercises to do every day, and we did them for probably a couple of years. She would take her finger and move it closer to my eyes, then farther away. My job was to keep both eyes focused on her finger tip, and force them to track together. She would do circles, move her finger closer, then far away, etc. etc. Any movement to force my eyes to track together. The only time my left eye wanders off now is when I'm tired, or reading fine print. I am 27 years old now, and it has never went back to the way it was. It takes alot of work, believe me. My mom forced me to do these exercies EVERY DAY, religiously, and I am so thankful that she did. Good Luck.

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