Implantable Collamer Lens or ICL is a new intraocular lens that can be implanted into the eye without removing the natural lens. This lens is an excellent choice for patients with short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. This lens is made from a material called Collamer, a collagen co-polymer that contains a small amount of purified collagen. Since it is stable and biocompatible, the lens is highly safe, soft, flexible and moist. Due to the ICL is implanted through a microscopic incision that requires no stitches, it does not alter the natural shape or health of the cornea. The ICL is a new intraocular lens, therefore there are some frequently asked questions, find out the correct answers here to strengthen confidence before making decision.
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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.
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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