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AMBLYOPIA

Amblyopia Treatment Overview

Description

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is an eye condition noted by reduced vision even with prescription glasses or contact lenses that begins in infancy or childhood. In most cases, Amblyopia only affects one eye, but it can also affect both eyes.

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of Amblyopia can be difficult to detect since it begins in infancy and childhood. However, if your baby or young child has crossed eyes or some eye misalignment, schedule an eye exam. Another clue to look for is if your child cries or fusses when you cover one eye while performing a visual task.

Treatment

With early detection, treatment options for amblyopia are typically simple. These can include the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses, atropine eye drops, and/or eye patching to help both eyes work together equally. In some cases, strabismus surgery may be required to straighten the eyes.

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