Lazy Eye Can Be Effectively Treated By New Approach

by Medindia Content Team on  December 21, 2005 at 7:24 PM General Health News
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Lazy Eye Can Be Effectively Treated By New Approach
A new treatment now offers hope for treatment of Ambylopia or lazy eye as it is commonly called. It has been developed due to the combined efforts of researchers at the USC and three other Chinese universities.

A lazy eye in children can appear normal, although there may a compromise in the vision even when corrective glasses are used. If untreated, it can lead to permanent vision loss. Until now, the condition has been regarded to be incurable in children over 8 years.

The new study however promises a restoration of vision by as much as 70% in individuals above 19 years of age. The average one-year retention rate was 90 percent. The study participants were trained to detect a small 'g Lazy Eye Can Be Effectively Treated By New Approach', a set of three contrasting dark and light ovals that is regarded to be important for visual perception.

Following training, the seven subjects had an overall improvement in their visual acuity from 25 to 216 percent. Another 10 subjects in a slightly different training program showed an average improvement of 46 percent. No improvement was seen in 8 subjects.

"Detecting simple visual patterns turned out to be quite useful for improving visual acuity for amblyopia patients, typically measured by eye chart reading. You train on one of these gabors, you can generalize this to a whole bunch of different gabors, and also generalize this to an eye chart. That makes the training useful, " said co-author Zhong-Lin Lu.

Persons with normal vision however failed to respond to the treatment probably due to the fact that a little stimulus goes a long way toward awakening the amblyopic eye.

The researchers further intend to test their approach on patients in Chins. If successful, it would revolutionize the treatment of lazy eye. It has been planned to develop a home training program.

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S_J_1991 Sunday, December 12, 2010

i am of 19 years and affected by amblyopia and my right eye. Please let me know where the treatment can be done. please help..!!

mirwais Thursday, December 9, 2010

i am 23 years of age and amblyopia has ruined my life, i have a right lazy eye. Please let me know where the treatment can be done. i am really desperate

guest Saturday, May 3, 2008

I am 45 years old and suffers from amblyopia in the left eye. Is it possible that my eyesight can be improved, or is it too late for me?

guest Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I have a lazy eye in my left eye, and I am now 23 years old and I want to know if there is any treatment I could have to help my left eye recover or is it too late?

guest Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My friend is suffering from amlyopia in her right eye, we want to know is there any chance for her to get her eyesight back and how?

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