Amblyopia

Amblyopia, or "lazy eye," is the most common cause of visual impairment in children. It happens when an eye fails to work properly with the brain. The eye may look normal, but the brain favors the other eye. In some cases, it can affect both eyes. Causes includeStrabismus - a disorder in which the two eyes don't line up in the same directionRefractive error in an eye - when one eye cannot focus as well as the other, because of a problem with its shape. This includes nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.Cataract - a clouding in the lens of the eyeIt can be hard to diagnose amblyopia. It is often found during a routine vision exam.Treatment for amblyopia forces the child to use the eye with weaker vision. There are two common ways to do this. One is to have the child wear a patch over the good eye for several hours each day, over a number of weeks to months. The other is with eye drops that temporarily blur vision. Each day, the child gets a drop of a drug called atropine in the stronger eye. It is also sometimes necessary to treat the underlying cause. This could include glasses or surgery.NIH: National Eye Institute

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A 7 years child with Anisometropic amblyopia presented had vision CF in Right eye and 6/36 in Left eye Cycloplegic refraction done with -14.00 DS in Right eye and -3.50/-1.00*135 in Left eye. Right myopic fundus Left fundus NAD What shoul...See More

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Very difficult In such cases maximum difference of power may be -5 D sph ; if right eye visual acuity with - 8 or- 9 Dsph improves my preference is recommendation of this prescription. Patching may be recommended


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Durg-Bhilai
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Kadi
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Divyajyot Eye Hospital.

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Government Medical College, Surat.

M.S (Ophthalmology ); D.O; M.B.B.S.

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