Lazy eye (amblyopia)

Specialty of Ophthalmology

The lazy eye, better known as amblyopia or lazy eye, is a diminution of vision with no known organic cause, because of a defect in maturation of the visual system during the first years of life. Although usually monocular, there are also cases in which affects both eyes. It is a childhood disease, so it is highly important to correct for early age so they do not end up becoming chronic. Some of the most common symptoms that present children with lazy eye are often rub eyes, squint to look, flashing eyes, look blackboard hand, deflect an eye when looking… For treatment goggles are recommended so as daily occlusions ( cover the eye with which is properly for a certain number of hours, depending on the degree of affectation of amblyopia ) the degree of amblyopia depend hours).

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