Amblyopia / Lazy Eye
Treatment for Amblyopia
The treatment for amblyopia depends on the underlying problem.
Eye exercises -
Vision therapy exercises for a person with amblyopia forces the brain to see through the amblyopic eye, thus restoring vision.
For children with problems relating to a refractive error, glasses may be necessary to correct vision.
Eye patch -
If amblyopia is due to squint, the condition may be corrected by wearing a patch on one eye.
Eye Drops -
Eye drops may be used in some cases to improve the vision in the weaker eye. Drops are placed in the good eye to blur its vision thereby forcing the weaker eye to work harder.
Sometimes surgery is required to realign the muscles of the eye as in strabismus. The surgery corrects the muscle problem, which causes strabismus so the eyes can focus together and see properly. Problems that impair vision such as cataracts or droopy eyelids often require surgery.