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2005/07/30 22:31:17 (permalink)
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Lazy eye

Alright all, anybody else suffer from this. I have quie a bad lazy right eye which I am unable to do much with such as reading, watching tv etc. Im not boss eyed or anything but it does pull in whne i get very tired. Im 21 now and opticians reckon they cant do anything for it as its 16 years too late for that.


Anyways, like i said does anyone else suffer from it and are there any treatments available?
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    Wheels
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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/07/30 22:49:56 (permalink)
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    I've got one eye with astigmatism. Laser eye treatment can work for some people, but you'll need to have a consultation.

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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/07/31 00:07:03 (permalink)
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    My missus had that when she was younger,she had a trip to the opticians and they gave her reading glasses with corrective lenses and they worked really well,like u she only had trouble when really tired.she was 26 and they had no trouble sorting it out.....try a different opticians mate.
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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/07/31 02:26:06 (permalink)
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    I've got a lazy right eye. It stopped me from joining the French Foreign Legion.

    People sometimes take the mick but I have learnt to laugh at it too. I am 35 by the way but I feel for you mate. When I was 21 I got into loads of fights if anyone took the piss out of it. Done some horrible things to people who took the piss and I am not proud of it.
    I know its eas for me to say don't worry about it but it really isn't the end of the world. Just don't get tired and don't get pissed and no one will know!
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    scottishstu
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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/07/31 02:32:31 (permalink)
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    we scots call it

    "one eye going to the shop, the other eye coming back with the change"

    no offence mate

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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/07/31 11:42:38 (permalink)
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    hi m8- im an optician

    first and foremost- DONT start reading up on exercises/treatments on the internet, it could lead to ALL sorts of problems!

    from what u tell me i dont think there is anything u can do. if its straight sometimes (eg first thing in the morning) but just turns in when your tired then you may just have to live with it m8.

    ask your optician if there are any exercises you can do, i cant say for sure, but make sure u consult them first!
    post edited by freak_in_cage - 2005/07/31 11:49:32
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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/07/31 11:48:23 (permalink)
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    I had a lazy left eye when I was a kid. They put a patch on the other one. There was this TV program at the time called Daktari that had a cross-eyed lion called Clarence in it so all through school I was known as Clarence

    It improved as I got older, now you wouldn't notice it unless I'm very tired or drunk.

    I thought there was an opperation you could have?
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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/07/31 11:53:14 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: symzie

    I had a lazy left eye when I was a kid. They put a patch on the other one. There was this TV program at the time called Daktari that had a cross-eyed lion called Clarence in it so all through school I was known as Clarence

    It improved as I got older, now you wouldn't notice it unless I'm very tired or drunk.

    I thought there was an opperation you could have?


    depends entirly on the ciscumstance m8. if it was lazy all the time then maybe an operation would be possible, but the fact that sometimes its straight means an operation may not be appropriate. its hard to say without actually examaning him.

    talk to the optician dude, but if he has already said theres nothing they can do then hes prob right, and often its not worth messing with something in case it gets worse
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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/07/31 13:09:40 (permalink)
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    isn't it a case of snipping one of the muscles behind the eye? Thats what I was told anyway.
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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/07/31 14:45:05 (permalink)
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    Cheers for the reply guys. The eye is straight 900% of the time but as I said if im tired or pissed i can feel it pulling in. The weird thing is though, if I close my left eye (the good one) for about 5-10 mins it feels as though the lazy eye starts working and sops pulling in even with both eyes open.

    My vision in that eye is f*cked by the way. I always wanted to join the police but my b*stard eye put a stop to that.

    freak_in_cage do you think covering the good eye for ten minutes a day every day would help the lazy eye get stronger. I seem to remember optician saying they could do something for me but I would risk having permanent double vision, therefore would look like lol
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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/07/31 17:28:03 (permalink)
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    My left eye was lazy, and it used to affect me when I used to to alot of reading at college. I was given glasses with a prisim in the left eye piece to bend the light so my left eye would work ok. The optician told me that it might get better when I left college. Now I have been away from college for about 4-5 years. And in my last eye test although my left eye wasn't 100% it was no longer bad enough that I have to wear glasses anymore. So don't despare mate there is maybe still some hope yet. And i'm almost 26 now.
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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/08/01 14:29:57 (permalink)
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    yeah i was born with lazy eye but its got better, not many people notice it but my ex used to call it my "tired eye" (awwwww) cos its noticable if im really really knackered.

    used to hate it but now dont care. things could be a lot worse.
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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/08/01 16:11:03 (permalink)
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    my mate has it, he calls it 'pontoon eyes' as one's sticking the other's twisting.

    have a mate who's got a glass eye, it shot out on holiday in iga nappa when running and landed straight in the pool, everyone just stopped dead and fell silent... till he shout's "don't worry it'll be looking for me"
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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/08/01 17:10:09 (permalink)
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    have a mate who's got a glass eye, it shot out on holiday in iga nappa when running and landed straight in the pool, everyone just stopped dead and fell silent... till he shout's "don't worry it'll be looking for me"


    lol class
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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/08/01 17:10:16 (permalink)
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    I tell people I've got footballers eyes. One home and one away.

    or

    Jealous eyes. They keep looking at each other. LOL!
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    RE: Lazy eye 2005/08/01 19:40:44 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: jimboy

    My vision in that eye is f*cked by the way. I always wanted to join the police but my b*stard eye put a stop to that.

    freak_in_cage do you think covering the good eye for ten minutes a day every day would help the lazy eye get stronger. I seem to remember optician saying they could do something for me but I would risk having permanent double vision, therefore would look like lol


    dont try any treatment m8, like i said im not fully qualified yet. all i would suggest would be you went and asked the opticians for treatment methods. covering the good eye wont help your bad eye strengthen.

    like your optician said, the risk with messing with your eyes at your age (if your really young its less risky) is you could end up with permenant double vision, which is a pain. that is why im not risking suggesting anything to you m8, go and ask your optician. stress that u are happy to try anything, if only for cosmetic reasons, so u dont mind exercises etc.
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