What we should be aware of Amblyopia

November 13th, 2009 by Angela Garrana Leave a reply »

Amblyopia, also known as the lazy eye, is the disorder of eye system which can not recognize the image. In most conditions, the amblyopia usually happens to one eye.

The cause of the problem is not due to the eye disease, but due to no transmission or poor transmission of images to the brain. So the commonly used word “lazy eye” is not very accurate, it is more accurate to call the “lazy brain”. It is the brain but not the eye that does not react to images. In fact, the brain becomes lazy by the reason of not being stimulated properly in childhood. Therefore, it is important for parents to be careful about the eyes of children, and always take the children to the specialist for a regular eye test.

Amblyopia is not the same with intermittent strabismus. Strabismus is a condition of the misaligned eyes. In this situation, your one eye can see the images correctly, while the strabismic eye just can not see the abnormal thing. If the strabismus does not happen very often, you call it intermittent strabismus; otherwise you call it constant one. The symptom is considered to be normal to children up to 6 months. However, not the same with strabismus, amblyopia is difficult to be found out, even by some pediatricians. Furthermore, amblyopia is more likely to be completely cured when you are young compared with the adult.

When you are under the age of two, it is possible to go back to the 20/20 vision with the help of special drops or a kid eye patch. When your brain’s vision system develops completely, especially when you are older than 17 eyes old, the chance of amblyopia cure is impossible, you can only do aerobics to get the eye a little improved. Moreover, unlike the common myopia, amblyopia can not be corrected by spectacles or contacts, and there is no LASIK surgery up to now, either. Amblyopia is a neurological problem. You can only bear it if you have this problem when you are young, and you miss the crucial period to fix it.

Vision development is very important in the life of people. You must be careful about the eyesight when you are young and do eye treatment regularly. If you find that you have eyesight problems when young, please seize the turning point. There is no way to solve the problem of amblyopia, but we should believe that with the development of technology, the amblyopia surgery will be as easy as the myopia surgery.


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