Christopher Jermak, MD
Location and Office HoursRetina Consultants of Western New York
6637 Main St
Williamsville, NY 14221
- Gates Vascular Institute
- Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
What are some basic facts about children's eye health?
Is anything wrong if one eye is different than the other?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Many people have different vision in both eyes. With astigmatism, the abnormalities of the corneas or lenses may vary eye to eye. If the abnormalities are different, the blurry fields of vision will be different. Because of this, eye doctors check each eye separately. Be aware that a severe difference between the eyes can cause the brain to favor one eye over the other, a disorder called amblyopia or a lazy eye.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
Could one of my eyes be smaller than the other?
Gary Hirshfield, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart
Many patients come in with the complaint of an eye being smaller and it is almost always a result of the eyelid being droopy (bleharoptosis) that gives this appearance. It is likely that the "smaller" eye has a droopy eyelid and you can tell this by looking at where the eyelid falls compared to your pupil, the droopy eyelid being closer to the pupil then the other lid. It is also possible that the other eye is more prominent due to something like thyroid eye disease or Graves making one eye appear larger. The most common cause of ptosis is just aging changes, but if you noticed the onset it is important to have a full eye exam with an EyeMD because while most often this is not serious, there are conditions which cause your symptoms that can be very serious such as a problem with a nerve.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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