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Overview Amblyopia

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is an early childhood disorder of sight where the development of a child’s eyesight is not proper. The main focus of the brain is more on one eye than the other, resulting in decreased eyesight in other eye. The visual brain cells don’t mature generally if that eye is not stimulated in a proper way. If not diagnosed and treated at an early stage, this condition may cause lifelong vision loss. When it comes to research reports, this condition is estimated to affect 2-3% of all children.

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Few symptoms that could be experienced are: Blurred vision Head tilting Poor depth perception Squint An eye that wanders inward and outward


The possible causes of this disease include: Muscle imbalance Deprivation Unequal refractive error Misaligned eyes


Ythe doctor will start by conducting a proper eye examination, checking for eye health, wandering eye, and distinction in sight between the eyes. ... Complete eye exam Visual acuity measurement Slit lamp exam Cyclopegic refraction Retinal birefringence scanning


Treatment options depend on the cause of amblyopia and how much the condition is affecting the patient’s eyesight. .. Eye patches In order to stimulate the weaker eye, an eye patch may be recommended to wear over the stronger eye. It is usually worn for 3 to 7 hours a day. Corrective eyewear Glasses or contact lenses can rectify certain problems such as astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness that result in amblyopia. Surgery Specific surgical procedures may be taken into consideration for reconditioning the eye muscles.


This condition can be prevented by the recognition and treatment of astigmatism, cataract, and other sight problems.

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