- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my amblyopia symptoms?
If you or your child shows symptoms of amblyopia consult an optometrist. Diagnosis is important as amblyopia can lead to poor vision or even vision loss. There are treatment options available, so early diagnosis is beneficial. Anyone may benefit from the... Full Answer
- Q How many people suffer from amblyopia?
Amblyopia is a very common childhood condition, which normally continues into adulthood when not treated early. It's the most common cause of decreased vision in children and also the most common single-eye vision impairment for those in the middle-age... Full Answer
- Q How does amblyopia affect the body?
Amblyopia is a condition that affects vision, a sense that develops as you grow. During vision development, your sight can be affected by a number of factors that keep your brain and eyes from communicating properly. If one of these factors interferes... Full Answer
- Q Why is amblyopia also called lazy eye?
Amblyopia received its lazy eye nickname because of a common symptom of the eye condition. When affected by amblyopia, the brain begins favoring one eye over the other. The neglected eye may begin wandering, or not moving with the other eye because it's... Full Answer
- Q Is surgery necessary to treat amblyopia?
For certain cases of amblyopia (lazy eye) surgery may be a good treatment option. When cataracts or any condition that blocks light from entering the eye is the cause of amblyopia, surgery can help correct the vision impairment. When other factors are to... Full Answer
- Q Can amblyopia cure itself with time?
A lazy eye, or an eye suffering from amblyopia, cannot recover on its own. In fact, if not treated early, the condition can lead to permanent vision loss in the affected eye. It's best to have a child's vision tested regularly to monitor for risks of... Full Answer
- Q Can amblyopia be treated in adults?
It's not completely clear as to whether the same treatments used for children will help treat amblyopia, or lazy eye, in adults. What is clear is that the best results are seen by children. When amblyopia isn&apso;t treated by the age of 17, it... Full Answer
- Q How does patching treat amblyopia?
When someone suffers from amblyopia (lazy eye) one eye has worse vision than the other. Patching is a common treatment option. By placing a patch over the stronger eye, the brain is forced to use the weakened eye. This forced use of the lazy eye can... Full Answer