The ambioplía or lazy eye consists in the loss of capacity to see well by an eye, being the ophthalmologic pathology more frequent in children. According to specialists in Ophthalmology , the main cause is usually a lack of visual stimulation during development in childhood. However, it is a pathology that is usually diagnosed when children are small and it is important to treat it then if it can not be prolonged when they are adults, without being able to correct.
Symptoms of vagus eye
The characteristic symptoms that may cause suspicion of a vagrant eye to parents, teachers or caregivers are, if the child:
- Diverts one eye to one side
- You do not see clearly or neatly the people who are nearby
- The objects are very close to the face, to see them well
However, as the vagus eye allows to see well through one of the eyes, the child usually develops normally, not being detected until going to a review with the pediatrician or ophthalmologist.
Why the vagus eye is produced
The vagus eye is the most common pathology in children and is characterized by one eye less than the other, usually due to other related pathologies, such as strabismus or anisometropia (when one eye dominates the other). It is important to correct it before the child reaches age six, as it is the period when the vision is ending and can be corrected.
How to treat the vagus eye in children and results obtained
The vagus eye has different treatments depending on the case in coca: glasses, occlusions of the dominant eye or penalization techniques. All these treatments consist of hindering the vision of the eye that is not amblyopic, thus forcing the eye to work.
Among the most commonly used penalization techniques are the drops that dilate the pupil or use a correction in the "wrong" spectacle.
It is essential that the specialist in Ophthalmology diagnose and correct the vagus eye in time, because if so, children usually recover vision at 100% in most cases.