Posts Tagged ‘Lazy Eye’

Amblyopia treatment

January 11th, 2010

Also called “lazy eye”, amblyopia is an eye disease that causes reduced visual acuity in one eye that is uncorrectable with lenses. 1-5% of the population is estimated to be affected by amblyopia.

The problem always starts during early childhood. The reason of amblyopia is the no transmission or poor transmission of the visual image to the brain. In another way, the eye and the brain are not working together properly. The brain favors the other eye without amblyopia. The disease may also occur on children with cataracts, strabismus, droopy eyelids or crosses eyes. Amblyopia may also happen after tobacco or alcohol consumption.

Early detection is essential for amblyopia treatment. The first years of life are critical for eyesight because the vision pathways in the brain must become strong early. The vision system is mature before a child gets 10. According to clinical statistics, children under five get the best results after amblyopia treatment. Adolescents aged 13 to 17 are hardly to completely recover.

Since there are different reasons that cause amblyopia, the treatment must touch the point. Glasses or contact glasses may solve certain problems. If the amblyopia is due to cataracts, droopy eyelids or crossed eyes, surgery is needed. Another simple way of amblyopia treatment is to force the child to use its amblyopic eye most of the time so that it will get stronger by covering a patch over the normal eye. The treatment should go on until the vision is ok. Currently, various clinical trials and experiments are conducted by experts for more effective amblyopia treatment.

Bates Method: Natural Cure for Lazy Eye

November 25th, 2009

There is a good news for people suffering from lazy eye, or say cross eye or strabismus: they don’t have to wear corrective glasses, which makes them awkward, any more, for there is a natural cure for lazy eye. That is Bates Method, a kind of eye exercises developed by Dr. William Horatio Bates during the 1920s.

Dr. Bates creates Bates Method curing eye problems on the principle that eye health is closely related to what happen to the whole body. He holds that the healthy condition of each part in a body can not be separated and some indisposition of certain part may be the inducement of problems of other parts, for example, the eye problems. As a result, Dr. Bates advocates people to go out doing exercises more. The fresh air will do well to both your body health and eye health as well.

Additionally, Dr. Bates thought that one’s state of mind is also concerned with eye health. That is to say, if one is under stress or pressure all the time, his or her eye will be indirectly affected. Thus, Dr. Bates proposes a series of eye exercises to relax eyes, which are believed to be the all-natural method to cure lazy eyes rather than wearing corrective eyeglasses and having surgeries. Therefore, one of the ways to relieve eye problems, of course, including lazy eyes, is to keep up a good state of mind.

If you are still afflicted by lazy eye, why don’t you have a try of Bates Method. For one thing, it is a very safe method; for the other, it costs little. What is more, bates Method has been proved to be able to cure various kinds of eye problems, let alone lazy eye.