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Amblyopia

Amblyopia causes more visual loss in the under 40 group than all the injuries and diseases combined in this age group.

SUMMARY:

  • If not detected and treated early in life, amblyopia can cause temporary or permanent loss of vision, including loss of depth perception and 3D vision (stereopsis).
  • Improvements in vision can be achieved at any age, but early detection and treatment still offer the best outcomes.
  • Neuroscience has proven that the human brain can change at any age (neuroplasticity). As a result, exciting scientific research is now taking place regarding the successful treatment of lazy eye in older children, teenagers, and adults.
  • Comprehensive vision examinations are needed for infants and pre-school children. A vision screening by a pediatrician or the 20/20 eye chart screening is not adequate for the detection of amblyopia (and other visual conditions related to or mistakenly called lazy eye).

What is Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)?

Causes of Lazy Eye

Detection and Diagnosis of Lazy Eye

Treatment of Lazy Eye

 

Lazy Eye (Amblyopia) and Crossed Eyes (Strabismus) are not the same condition.