Treatments for Amblyopia

Amblyopia, although differing from strabismus, has similar therapies to restore binocular vision in patients. As amblyopia is closely associated with strabismus, correcting the underlying deviation often times resolves the condition. Although closely associated, strabismus and amblyopia are different conditions, often used synonymously, with error, however...

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What is Amblyopia?

Amblyopia is a vision development disorder in which one eye is unable to clearly focus on an image, even with the aid of eyeglasses or contacts. Amblyopia is often characterized by: Blurry vision (usually only affecting one eye), Begins during infancy, Can become a bigger issue if not treated by age 6, Caused by other conditions that interfere with clear vision in either eyes (see list below), Brain will not process images from amblyopic (weak) eye...

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Lazy Eye: Amblyopia vs. Strabismus

“Lazy eye” is a term that gets tossed around lightly in regards to ocular misalignment. Both strabismus and amblyopia are considered “lazy eye.” However, this information is inaccurate. Strabismus, by definition, means ocular misalignment. Ocular misalignment is when both eyes do not look in the same direction, frequently referred to as...

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