Dr. Anin Sethi, currently practicing at Mirchia’s Laser Eye Clinic, the best Lasik laser center & Eye Specialist hospital in Chandigarh, talks about lazy eyes, their treatments, and prevention methods.
Lazy eyes or, technically called amblyopia. It basically is reduced vision in one eye. This reduced vision cannot be corrected by glasses and no other cause for this defect is not detected either. Vision is developed in children till the age of 7. But when the child has a number but is not wearing the suitable glasses or the child is crossed-eyed, these things affect the development of the eye and contribute to the defect called lazy eyes.
The connection of the nerve from the eye to the brain is not formed or underdeveloped causing lazy eyes. Lazy eyes can be treated up till the age of 12. But after the age of 12, it is mostly impossible to treat lazy eyes.
An eye checkup is a must when the child is 5-6 years of age. This is important because if the child needs glasses it can be diagnosed and Lazy eyes can be avoided. The second thing is alignment, with today’s technology there are sedatives and effective surgeries to correct this. Do not wait for the kid to grow up to get the eyes aligned. This should be done before the age of 7.
Note: Crucial point is that the child should get a general eye checkup at an early age for lazy eyes to be detected and treated.
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