Lazy Eye

Lazy eye refers to one of the serious eye conditions caused due to poor vision development in one eye during childhood. It is one of the major causes of decreased vision among children. The brain can only record the one eye vision, making the weaker eye vision worse. It may lead to permanent loss of vision in the affected eye. The common symptoms include squinting, tilting the head, and the inability to evaluate depth perception.

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My 4-year-old daughter has cylindrical power of 0.75 and 2.5. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, My four-year-old daughter had her first eye test. I was shocked to see that she had cylindrical power in her eyes. The left eye had a power of 0.75, and the right eye had a power of 2.5. Both are cylindrical, and there is no spherical power in the eyes. The doctor checked her vision, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hussein Mohamed Sherif Ahmed Ayoub

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did she see 6 / 12 with or without glasses correction? No, that is not normal for her age. For her age, she should see 6 / 6 with both eyes, but given that she has a cylinder (a condition we call astigmatism) and has never worn glasses before, she might be amblyopic...  Read Full »

Is it normal to not have a /6 vision for a 4-years-old child?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is almost 4-years-old. I got his routine eyesight check-up with dilation today. From the right eye, he could not read the last three lines even with the lenses they put to check vision, and his number is cylindrical minus 2.5. From the left eye, he could see 6/7.5, and his numbe...  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern about your son. The good news is it is detected early. It can be a lazy eye, but the normal adult vision of 6/6 comes at six years, which may also be a reason for low vision. But yes, whatever cylindrical power comes, he must use spectacles b...  Read Full »

Having Lazy eye with vision problem. How can the vision be improved?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 30 years old and is having Lazy eye with vision problem, in her left eye. It is not squint. The other eye is having normal vision. How can the vision be improved?  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Onkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lazy eye, without squint could lead to the following possibilities: 1. Amblyopia. 2.Retinal problem. 3. Neurological problem. I would advice you to: Take an ophthalmic consultation with full ophthalmic examination. Refraction test. Fundus examination. ...  Read Full »

I have low self-confidence due to my lazy eye. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old female and my concern is that I think I have a lazy eye or I might be cross-eyed. I have attached a few pictures. I have consulted many eye care specialists in the past, and they always say my eyes are fine and that because of the epicanthic fold in my eyes, they app...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It does not look like you have either cross eyes or squint. Regarding lazy eye, we have to check your eye power. Do not be disappointed. Telecanthus is present, which means that the distance be...  Read Full »

How to have eye muscle coordination without undergoing surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old. I have a problem of left eye muscle weakness which is lazy eye and due to which my two eyeballs do not coordinate most of the time. I feel complex and low. Unfortunately, I have been an amazing student and never worried about it. I never did any exercise for it. Ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may have two distinct but inter-related problems of squint and amblyopia. Squint is the deviation of eye and amblyopia is the lazy eye. Patching will work when you are younger, usually less than 10 years of age. Squint surgery is simple, and an option if the squint is...  Read Full »

How to get rid of lazy eye in a 9-month-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 9-month-old daughter has lazy eye issue. She opened her right eye one week after her birth, and delivery was normal without any complication. Her birth weight is 2.4 kg, and her current weight is 8 kg. Her height is 2 feet. Could you suggest any remedy or treatment for her?  Read Full »


Dr. Hussein Mohamed Sherif Ahmed Ayoub

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, my first question is, how did you know that she has a lazy eye? Was she examined before by an ophthalmologist? I can see her upper lid falling on the visual axis, that might be a problem, but we do not usually interfere unless it is complete ptosis, a condit...  Read Full »

How is a sudden vision disturbance in the lazy eye treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a congenital left lazy eye, which wanders outwards and upwards. This is managed by prism glasses, currently 7 base vertically and 2 horizontally. I am managing my eye strain and daily life well in general. I do however have occasional episodes, which are not manageable. Sometimes, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lazy eye is not congenital. It is acquired due to the presence of anisometropia (difference in the refractive status of both eyes) or due to squint or due to congenital cataract or ptosis, etc. Sometimes, lazy eye tends to move out to lead to squint and for that prism ...  Read Full »

How to recover my eyesight?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a problem with my left eye called astigmatism. My vision without glass is 1/10 and with glass it is just 3/10.  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me your investigation report and other relevant details to comment further.Revert back with the reports to an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologist  Read Full »

What causes restricted eye movement?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 10 days old. His right eye has never turned towards right. It has looked left, straight, up and down but never right. His left eye has a full range of movement. I have read about squint strabismus. However, I do not read anything about a restricted eye movement. Should I be conc...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: HI, Welcome to icliniq.com. Restricted eye movement suggests two things: Duane Retraction syndrome (DRS). Congenital sixth nerve palsy. DRS is usually associated with decrease in palpebral aperture in left gaze and normal in attempted right gaze. So look for that. Both the above are conditions assoc...  Read Full »

When will a lazy eye recover to normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a teenager. My left eye has got a power of -2.50 D and I am near-sighted. Will my lazy eye recover to normal vision by using spectacles? How long does it take?  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have told that you have -2.5 D in the left eye but you have not mentioned refraction of the right eye. Please tell me your exact age? From how long you are using glasses? Do you patch your normal eye or have you done patching previously? Please explain the refra...  Read Full »

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