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Posted by M.H. on May 03, 2000 at 01:52:51:

In Reply to: Re: Can my eye get better? posted by Joel on April 27, 2000 at 15:09:55:

Hey Joel,

There are many different types of "lazy eyes." Some could be due to uncorrected refractive errors (like "nearsightedness" or "farsightedness"), others due to muscular abnormalitlies. Whether you can get better or not will depend on what type of lazy eye you have and what kind of interventions you've had before. Your best bet is to go to visit an optometrist (since an ophthalmologist is better trained in surgery than in vision therapy) who speicalizes in vision therapy (or binocular vision) or you can go to a clinic associated with an optometry school. Early intervention is the key. There are many types of vision therapy (including patching, which means wearing a patch over your "good" eye to force your "bad" eye to do the work part of the time) that are helpful for patients with lazy eyes. Good luck.

--M.H.

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