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have cataracts not toobad am aged 80 When closing left eye

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have cataracts not toobad am aged 80 When closing left eye vision improves greatly in right eye why?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
This is Dr. David

you most likely have a lazy right eye.

this is called amblyopia.

when you close your left eye, it gives more stimulation for the right eye to work better and take in visual information and you see better with your right eye when your left eye is closed.

you are most likely left eye dominant. we all have one eye which is more dominant than the other eye.

does this help?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you sight in left eye and cataract worse also in that eye


could RLE treatment help

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
if you have a cataract in that eye, you need cataract surgery to replace the clouded lense. RLE will not fix the cataract