Amblyopia, also called lazy eye, occurs when one or both eyes lack central vision development because the nerve impulses between the brain and eyes lack proper stimulation.
This condition is often seen in infants and children. If left untreated, the weaker eye may continue to weaken and lead to irreversible vision loss. The doctors at the Eye Care Center of Colorado can diagnose and treat amblyopia in both children and adults.
Symptoms of Lazy Eye
Symptoms of amblyopia are not always obvious. Frequent vision screenings can identify amblyopia so treatment can be administered to strengthen the weaker eye. If your child displays any of these symptoms, he or she may be suffering from lazy eye:
- Wandering eye
- Eyes don’t work together (crossed eyes)
- Poor depth perception
- Problems in school
- Difficulty seeing in 3-D
One or more treatments may be used to treat lazy eye:
- Prescription lenses
- Vision therapy
- Eye patches
- Eye drops