What is Amblyopia?
It’s a common vision disorder also known as lazy eye. With this disorder, the eye does not achieve normal visual acuity and often cannot be fixed with glasses or contact lenses.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Amblyopia occurs in early childhood when nerve pathways between the brain and an eye aren’t properly stimulated, the brain favors the other eye. The common symptoms include a wandering eye, eyes that may not appear to work together, or poor depth perception. Both eyes may be affected.
The Cause of Amblyopia
Common causes of the condition include: Muscle imbalance (strabismus amblyopia). The most common cause of Lazy Eye is an imbalance in the muscles that position the eyes. This imbalance can cause the eyes to cross in or turn out, and prevents them from working together.
How do you fix Amblyopia?
- Eye patches or eye occlusion. A patch is placed over the “good” eye, forcing the muscles in the lazy eye to develop greater strength. …
- Atropine eye drops. These may be applied to blur vision in the “good” eye.
- Vision exercises.