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Amblyopia


Amblyopia (Lazy Eyes) occurs when one eye is used less than the other from birth to seven years of age, which leads the brain to prefer the better eye. Rarely, amblyopia may affect both eyes (Isometropic/bilateral amblyopia)


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What Happens
In Amblyopia (Lazy Eyes)

Amblyopia (Lazy Eyes) is a neuro-developmental visual problem that starts during infancy and early childhood. Those with amblyopia experience reduced eyesight typically in one eye, even when best corrected with glasses or contacts. if left untreated, amblyopia can lead to squint and affect a child’s self-image, work, school, sports, friendships and may also lead towards depression.




HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE AMBLYOPIA?

Symptoms

If you have amblyopia (lazy eyes), you may observe:

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Squinting of Eyes

Impaired Depth Perception

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Poor eye-hand Coordination

Tripping and / or Accident-Prone

Trouble with Micro eye Movement

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Slower Reading Speed and Comprehension



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Treatment Options

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A Non-Surgical Approach
Amblyopia (Lazy Eyes)

Eyeglasses or contact lenses (proper lenses can Improve vision and reduce stress so that the under developed eye can start working more efficiently) along with amblyopia therapy (which includes patching therapy & exercise)




TREATMENT FOR AMBLYOPIA (LAZY EYE)

Retrain the
Visual System

Pushing the weaker eye to work by blocking or fogging the favored eye with special lenses, an eye patch, or eye drops. Now a days, software based amblyopia therapies have been introduced and appear to be quite effective. Early diagnosis and proper amblyopia therapy can improve vision significantly.


A Non Surgical Approach Amblyopia (Lazy Eyes)

A Non Surgical Approach Amblyopia (Lazy Eyes)





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FAQ

Here are some common questions about amblyopia (lazy eyes).

Is the amblyopic eye blind?

No, the amblyopic eye isn’t blind. The better eye is favored by the brain so the amblyopic eye isn’t used (lazy eye) upto its potential.

At what age should children get their first eye examination?

At about age three (pre school) children should have their first eye examination. The vision of an infant keeps on developing till the age of 8 to 9 years. Early detection of eye problems can sometimes avoid significant sight or vision loss. If there is any family history of amblyopia, then it is best to have your child’s eyes tested promptly.

Is amblyopia hereditary?

Yes, it can be but not essentially always. A family history of amblyopia or strabismus and history of low birth weight or premature birth are the risk factors which increase chances of developing Amblyopia in an infant.

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