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.
For children with problems relating to a refractive error, glasses may be necessary to correct vision.
Eye patch -
If amblyopia is due to
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
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