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The term "lazy eye" can be used to describe several different disorders, so the question is too vague to answer directly. One "lazy eye"condition, amblyopia, is not particularly responsive to treatment after 5-7 years old, and even less responsive in older ages. Others, such as strabismus (ocular misalignment) or ptosis (droopy eyelid), are often very amenable to treatment.

Surgery for adults is considered an elective surgery whereas many insurance companies may not pay for the surgery. However, that being said it is possible for some adults to get lazy eyes fixed. Currently such hospitals as University of Michigan Medical Center are doing such surgeries both at their facility and at the Ann Arbor VA Hospital.

According to the web site, ..."it now appears that older children and even adults with long-standing lazy eye can benefit from amblyopia treatment using computer programs that stimulate neural changes leading to improvements in visual acuity and contrast sensitivity.

One such program - called RevitalVision - has produced improved vision in older children with lazy eye and adults with long-standing amblyopia. The treatment generally consists of 40 training sessions of 40 minutes each, conducted over a period of several weeks.

In one clinical study of 44 amblyopic children and adults ranging in age from 9 to 54 years, 70.5 percent of the participants had a visual acuity improvement of 2 or more lines on a standardized eye chart after a full regimen of RevitalVision training sessions.

Currently, RevitalVision is the only FDA-approved computerized treatment for amblyopia. The program is approved for individuals age 9 and older with best corrected vision of 20/100 or better and little or no strabismus.

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A lazy eye (or Amblyopia) is most easily corrected from a young age, if it's related to the need for prescription glasses. If it's cause by an eye turn, it's much more difficult to correct. Studies have shown that as children age, it becomes more difficult to correct. Most studies show reduced ability to correct a lazy eye after about age 12, but slight improvements have been shown into the late teen years. Beyond that, it's very doubtful that any improvements can be made.

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