Lazy Eye, also known as Amblyopia, occurs when the brain favors one eye, often due to poor vision in the other eye. As a result, the brain tends to ignore signals from the weak or lazy eye and this condition leads to vision impairment. Lazy Eye may be hard to detect, however, some of the common signs of Lazy Eye include poor depth perception, squinting, double vision, a tendency to bump into objects on one side, and many more.
HOW IS LAZY EYE DIAGNOSED?
While Lazy Eye is a result of a developmental problem in the brain, it occurs in only one eye and in most of the cases, an Ophthalmologist performs an eye examination to check the vision clarity and eye muscle strength.
HOW IS LAZY EYE TREATED?
Treatment for this problem includes helping the child to wear patches so that he/ she is able to see from the lazy eye. Doing so helps in sending signals to the brain to start using this eye more. It could be a long process but is usually successful. Glasses would also be given for improving focus.
DID YOU KNOW?
Lazy Eye is not the same condition as crossed eye or turned eye.