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Amblyopia, or ‘lazy eye’ is the loss of one eye's ability to see details due to poor development of central vision.

It affects just 2-3% of the population. The eye is anatomically normal, but visual acuity is reduced even with glasses. Amblyopia is the commonest cause of vision problems in children, and develops sometime between birth and 8 or 9 years of age, the critical period of time when the visual system develops and matures. Amblyopia causes more visual loss in the age group under 40 than all the injuries and diseases combined.


Amblyopia occurs when the nerve connections between the brain and the eye fail to develop normally. Vision problems such as short sightedness, long sightedness or astigmatism, if uncorrected can cause amblyopia.

The amblyopic eye may develop a permanent visual defect and depth perception (seeing in three dimensions) may be lost. If the stronger eye becomes diseased or injured, it can mean a lifetime of poor vision.

Regular eye checkup in children below the age of 6 years can detect and prevent amblyopia.

Early detection of the condition increases the chance of successful treatment, especially if it is detected before the age of five.

The treatment of amblyopia aims at equalizing vision between the two eyes. This can be done by wearing corrective glasses, eye exercises or surgery. Amblyopia will not go away on its own, and an untreated amblyopia can lead to permanent visual problems and poor depth perception.

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Nice blogging, about lazy eye. It generally affects 3-5% toddlers or infants below six years of age. It may lead to permanent loss of vision. If we take care then we can protect our eye from Amblyopia. Now age is not the barrier for the treatment of Amblyopia. Now it can be treated after the age of 9 with neurvision technique.
yairyahav Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Hi.I am 51 year old man,i have the same problem.Can you help me please?I need find this doctor. very serious,Thank you
prabhu12 Sunday, July 1, 2012
I am a 51 year old woman that has been wearing a thick left lense since the 6th grade because of Amblyopia. All these years even as an older teenager I was told that in order to correct this I should have been patched and worked with as a young child. A couple of months ago I went to my Eye Doctor and we talked about my lazy eye again. He told me he could help me. Last Wednesday I had eye surgery inserting an artificial lens and I am back at work today. My sight went from 20/400 to 20/40 in my lazy eye. It is amazing what I wasn't seeing and it it wonderful the things I am seeing. Crisp.....everything is crisp. I don't know all the medical terms for what my doctor did, but if you would like more information I am getting all my paperwork together and I will be more informative a little later. My email is
peopleperson1 Monday, July 25, 2011
hi, im a 22 year old man. i have very little sight in my right eye and its a lazy eye, can you tell me about this doctor please? thank you so much
juank Thursday, December 1, 2011
Hi.Im a 36 year old man,i have the same problem.Can you help me please?I need find this doctor. very serious,Thank you
Joe23 Monday, January 30, 2012
I've lived with amblyopia a long time. I would really appreciate information on your treatment. I'm very happy for you! Thank you!
alpha1940 Tuesday, June 19, 2012
pls tell me how to cure it and tell some other medicines to cure this disease. I'm just 13 yrs old and im too young to be blind. as of now, im wearing contact lenses. pls help me...thanks
jexie Monday, October 11, 2010
amblyopia is not a disease, and if you have that problem, you have to go and see an optometrist for some visual therapy coz unfortunately at your age its very hard to reverse it
Sandhina Thursday, October 29, 2009
please help me i have this disease so what can i do plz tell me the treatment?
m.omer Saturday, August 8, 2009
Parents should check out this cool quiz on signs of vision problems in kids -
momstar Thursday, June 25, 2009
Yolanda Tuesday, April 21, 2009
That was a really good article on Amblyopia. It's important for parents to understand what their child is seeing when they have Amblyopia. Kelly H.
guest Thursday, June 5, 2008

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