Amblyopia

eye patchingAmblyopia occurs in 1 of every 50 children. This disorder, commonly known as 'lazy eye,' is loss of vision due the child's brain turning off visual development. Amblyopia can result from misalignment of the eyes, the need for glasses, or cataracts which block light rays from entering the eye. Depending on the type and cause of amblyopia, vision can be improved with early treatment. Patching of the good eye, to force the brain to use the bad eye, and glasses are the most common treatments for this condition.

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