Amblyopia / Lazy Eye

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Treatment for Amblyopia

In most cases amblyopia is treatable. However, the success of treatment depends upon the initial level of vision, the amount of time the vision has been poor and the age of the child. The earlier amblyopia is detected, the more easily it is treated.

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.

Eyeglasses -

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.

Surgery -

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.

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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 07, 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 01, 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@cox.net.
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 01, 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 08, 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.
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