ⓘ Amblyopia


ⓘ Amblyopia

Amblyopia, also called lazy eye, is a disorder of sight in which the brain fails to process inputs from one eye and over time favors the other eye. It results in decreased vision in an eye that otherwise typically appears normal. It is the most common cause of decreased vision in a single eye among children and younger adults.

The cause of amblyopia can be any condition that interferes with the focusing in early childhood. This can occur from poor eye alignment, Eye to be irregular in shape such that focusing is difficult, one eye is more nearsighted or farsighted than the other, or clouding of the lens of the eye. Once the root cause is eliminated, the vision is restored immediately, because the mechanism also includes the brain. Amblyopia can be difficult to detect, therefore, vision screening is recommended for all children aged four to five.

Early diagnosis increases the chances of successful treatment. Points can be a cure for some children. If this is insufficient, procedures that make the child use the weaker eye. This is done either through a patch or put atropine in the eye stronger. Without treatment, amblyopia usually persists. Treatment in adulthood may not be effective.

Amblyopia starts from the age of five. In adults, the disorder affects 1-5% of the population. During treatment improves vision usually does not recover to normal in the affected eye. Amblyopia was first described in 1600-ies. The condition can make people have the right to be pilots or police. The word amblyopia from Greek. ἀμβλύς amblys, meaning "blunt", and ὤψ ōps, meaning "sight".

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