Lazy Eye Overview
Another name for Lazy Eye is Amblyopia.
What is amblyopia?
A person with amblyopia has poor vision in one eye. Amblyopia is a condition that usually begins in childhood. Over time, the brain adjusts to accept signals from the good eye, and disregard signals from the poor eye. This leads to abnormal eye movement (strabismus). Amblyopia can be cured if it is detected early and treated during childhood.
What are the symptoms of amblyopia?
Symptoms of amblyopia include abnormal alignment of the eyes and closing one eye in order to focus on objects.
How does the doctor treat amblyopia?
Treatment for amblyopia may include patching one eye, corrective lenses, and surgery.
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