Facts about Amblyopia
There have been some people asking me about Amblyopia so I thought I would share some facts about it.
Amblyopia is responsible for more loss of vision in people age 45 and younger than all other eye diseases and trauma combined. That is shocking.
A condition in which a person's vision does not develop properly in early childhood because the eye and the brain are not working together correctly. Amblyopia, which usually affects only one eye, is also known as "lazy eye." A person with amblyopia experiences blurred vision in the affected eye. However, children often do not complain of blurred vision in the amblyopic eye because this seems normal to them. Early treatment is advisable, because if left untreated, this condition may lead to permanent vision problems. Treatment options include vision therapy exercises or and prescription eyeglasses. People with amblyopia may need to wear an eye patch over their stronger eye in order to force the affected eye to function as it should.
We need to educate and bring awareness to this eye disease.