What is Amblyopia?
Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is an early childhood condition in which vision does not develop properly. It usually occurs in one eye, but can be present in both.
How common is Amblyopia?
Lazy eye affects approximately 2% of children.
What are the symptoms of Amblyopia?
If your child has a lazy eye there may not be any symptoms, and will be diagnosed during their first eye test.
Some symptoms of lazy eyes include blurred or double vision. Lazy eye also causes a noticeable squint, a droopy eyelid or a cataract.
How is Amblyopia treated?
Once diagnosed, amblyopia is treated by an eye specialist. Treatment aims to correct underlying eye problems, and make the affected eye work so vision can develop properly. Treatment involves glasses, surgery, using a patch, and eye drops.
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