Amblyopia, also called lazy eye, occurs in children when one eye does not develop proper vision. Among other things, it can be caused by nearsightedness or strabismus. The most common treatment for lazy eye is wearing an eye patch to strengthen the weaker eye. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how amblyopia is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Amblyopia and Your Child's Eyes
Amblyopia is a condition in which one of your child's eyes has poorer vision that the other. WebMD explains symptoms and treatment.
Amblyopia: Wearing an Eye Patch
Key PointsAmblyopia is a vision problem that occurs in a child when one eye is not used enough for the visual system in the brain to develop properly. This leads to poor vision in the affected eye. Treatment corrects amblyopia by training the brain to use the eye with weaker vision. This allows vision to develop normally in that eye. Covering the stronger eye with a patch is the most common ...
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Understanding Symptoms of Vision Problems
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Vision Therapy and Children
Is your child having problems in class, difficulty reading, maybe even been diagnosed as suffering from ADHD? Instead of a behavior or learning problem, your child could be experiencing vision difficulties. What’s the prescription for this ailment? Therapy…for your eyes.
Helping Your Baby to See Clearly
We talk to vision experts to get tips on what parents can do to help their baby see clearly now, and in the future.