Lazy Eye or Amblyopia is a developmental problem related to the eye-brain connection where the brain learns to ignore information from one eye, therefore, lacking clear vision in that eye. Thus, Amblyopia is technically not a problem with the eye alone as it’s not the eye but the brain that tends to get lazy. The condition begins during early childhood and therefore, it’s important that the child’s vision is allowed to develop normally during his/her formative years because any developmental problem can eventually result in Amblyopia or Lazy Eye. But, unlike Lazy Eye that affects one eye, sometimes reduced visual acuity can occur in both eyes and this condition is called Ametropic Amblyopia.
If Lazy Eye is detected early in life and promptly treated, reduced or impaired vision can be avoided. Any delay in treatment can cause severe visual disability in the affected eye, including loss of vision.
Squinting eye is said to be the most common cause of Amblyopia. So if you notice your child has crossed eyes or eye misalignment, do not delay and schedule an immediate appointment with a paediatric ophthalmologist.
It may also be caused due to refractive errors like short-sightedness, long-sightedness, or astigmatism in one eye. Ametropic Amblyopia or loss of vision of both eyes is usually caused when a child has extremely high degrees of refractive error that remain uncorrected for a long time.
For the proper treatment of Amblyopia, the condition has to be diagnosed and treated preferably before the child turns six. But it is very often missed as young ones usually fail to notice any problem with their vision or eyesight. Therefore, it is important to get your child’s eyes examined before they start with their schooling. At Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals), we offer best treatments for Lazy Eye at affordable cost. Our paediatric ophthalmologists are some of the experienced and best Amblyopia specialist in Delhi NCR.
It is important to diagnose Lazy Eye at an earlier stage because the sooner it is treated better are the chances of complete visual recovery. However, if the treatment is started after the child turns eight, the chances of successful recovery are bleak.
At Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals), we offer the best Lazy Eye treatment in India. There are a number of treatment programs available to treat Lay Eye, depending on the cause and severity of the condition, which gives the best visual outcome.