Amblyopia or lazy eye is a condition where one of the eyes of a child is not developing correctly. Usually one experiences some symptoms of blurriness, water eye, trouble seeing, etc. from that particular eye. In some cases the eye could also completely block out light, which makes it even more troublesome to see.
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?
The best results occur when treatment starts before age 7, although half of children between the ages of 7 and 17 respond to treatment. Treatment options depend on the cause of lazy eye and on how much the condition is affecting your child's vision. Your doctor might recommend:
• Corrective eyewear.
• Eye patches.
• Bangerter filter.
DID YOU KNOW?
Lazy eye may be hard to detect until it becomes severe. Early warning signs include:
• a tendency to bump into objects on one side
• an eye that wanders inward or outward
• eyes that appear not to work together
• poor depth perception
• double vision