Advertisement

Why should amblyopia be treated?

If amblyopia is not treated, several problems may occur:
  • The amblyopic eye may develop a serious and permanent visual defect;
  • Depth perception (seeing in three dimensions) may be lost;
  • If the good eye becomes diseased or injured, a lifetime of poor vision may be the result.
Your ophthalmologist can give you instructions on how to treat amblyopia and can help you and your child carry out this treatment.
Children do not like to have their good eye patched or blurred. As a parent, however, you should help your child to do what is best for him or her.
Your interest, involvement and persistence will be necessary for successful treatment.

Continue Learning about Lazy Eye

can amplyopia reoccur after corrective surgery ?
David K. Coats, MDDavid K. Coats, MD
It is possible for amblyopia and strabismus to recur after treatment.  Follow-up with your eye docto...
More Answers
can my child catch a lazy eye (amblyopia ) from another child ?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Amblyopia is a vision condition also referred to as lazy eye. It occurs when development between the...
More Answers
what do i need to know about caring for someone with amblyopia ?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, affects vision, so how you care for someone affected by the condition depend...
More Answers
is amblyopia serious ?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, impairs vision as one eye is favored by the brain. The condition can be seri...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.