Lazy Eye is a medical condition characterized by reduced vision in one eye. Lazy Eye is usually caused by abnormal visual development early in life. The weaker or the lazy eye often wanders inward or outward. Symptoms are:
• An eye that wanders inward or outward
• Eyes that appear not to work together
• Poor depth perception
• Squinting or shutting an eye
• Head tilting
• Abnormal results of eye screening tests
HOW IS LAZY EYE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same would be done by an ophthalmology expert who would examine both the eyes of the child based on these symptoms. The child would be screened for passage of light, movement and also vision.
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?
If left untreated, this could be a lifelong problem.