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Shreee Ram Hospital

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Lazy Eye

Amblyopia, colloquially termed “lazy eye,” is a condition marked by diminished vision in one or both eyes due to irregular visual development in childhood. This typically arises when one eye has weaker vision, causing a disparity in eye coordination and subsequently, reduced vision in the affected eye.

Our experienced team of ophthalmologists and pediatric eye specialists at Shree Ram Hospital is committed to early detection and effective management of amblyopia to prevent permanent vision loss and improve visual outcomes. We utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques and specialized testing to accurately diagnose amblyopia and assess the extent of visual impairment in each patient.

Treatment for amblyopia typically involves a combination of occlusion therapy, corrective lenses, and vision therapy to strengthen the weaker eye and improve visual acuity. At Shree Ram Hospital, we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs and age group, ensuring optimal outcomes and long-term vision improvement.

Occlusion therapy, also known as patching, involves covering the stronger eye with an adhesive patch or using eye drops to temporarily blur vision, forcing the brain to rely on the weaker eye and stimulate visual development. This encourages the brain to recognize and interpret visual signals from the amblyopic eye, promoting improved visual acuity over time.

Corrective lenses, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses, may be prescribed to correct refractive errors and provide clear vision in both eyes. Vision therapy exercises, including eye exercises, visual games, and activities, may also be recommended to improve eye coordination, depth perception, and visual processing skills.

At Shree Ram Hospital, we recognize the importance of early intervention and ongoing monitoring in the management of amblyopia. Our dedicated team works closely with parents and caregivers to educate them about the condition, treatment options, and strategies for promoting visual development and rehabilitation in children with amblyopia.

If you suspect that your child may have amblyopia or if you have been diagnosed with lazy eye yourself, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced team at Shree Ram Hospital and Eye Care Centre. With our expertise and compassionate care, we are committed to helping you or your child achieve optimal visual outcomes and enjoy clear, comfortable vision for life.