Also known as Amblyopia, the lazy eye syndrome is a condition in which the vision is not properly developed in children usually in one eye.
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?
If left untreated, this could be a lifelong problem.