- Q What causes amblyopia?
There are a number of causes associated with amblyopia, or lazy eye. In fact, almost any vision development condition can cause it. Common causes include strabismus, or imbalanced eye position. You'll notice strabismus if the eyes cross or if both eyes... Full Answer
- Q What is a lazy eye (amblyopia)?
Amblyopia is a condition that affects sight. You may have heard of it referred to as "lazy eye." When communication between the brain and one of the eyes doesn't fully develop, the brain may begin ignoring that eye. It may even move away from its central... Full Answer
- Q Who is most at risk for amblyopia?
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is most common in children. The condition it thought to run in families, but may occur even if the parents did not have it. Those who suffer from other eye conditions are at higher risk as most conditions can lead to amblyopia.... Full Answer
- Q How does amblyopia affect children differently than adults?
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, generally develops in childhood. When caught before the age of 17, treatment proves to be more successful. If not treated, the condition usually continues through adulthood and may be irreversible. For both children and adults,... Full Answer
- Q Will my child show symptoms if affected by amblyopia?
As amblyopia often begins affecting sight from an early age, symptoms are not always obvious. A child might not realize anything's wrong, especially if their sight isn't greatly affected. They may not show the common symptoms of squinting or covering the... Full Answer
- Q Can amblyopia cause blindness?
Amblyopia is a vision condition where vision is impaired usually in just one eye. Vision loss in the affected eye can be permanent if not diagnosed and treated early enough. While vision is worsened in the afflicted eye, the other eye will likely remain... Full Answer
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with amblyopia?
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, affects vision, so how you care for someone affected by the condition depends on how severe it is. In most cases, though, the condition may call for the use of corrective lenses, eye drops, or eye patches. You'll want to make sure... Full Answer