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.
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