Case reports on Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia is usually known as “LAZY EYE”. This amblyopia  condition can be noted by reduced vision and  its cannot correctable by glasses or contact lenses nor any eye disease. The brain for some similar reasons, does not fully acknowledge the images seen by the lazy eye.. This affects to only one single eye but it may manifest the reduction of our eye vision in both. it states  that  3% of children under six years will have some form of amblyopia. There are two regions in the eye, cornea and lens, which helps us in focusing on images. In a normal healthy eye, both these focusing features have a completely smooth curvature.  There is a similar disease  known as “STRABISMUS”. This  is also called as crossed eyes. Strabismus  is a condition in which the eyes do not properly align with each other when looking at an object. The condition may be present occasionally. If it present during a large part of childhood, it may result in AMBLYOPIA or loss of depth perception.  If ir present  during adulthood, it can be result in double vision.

This amblyopia can also b treated by patching. Its very effective way of treating amblyopia. It allows the weaker eye to get stronger. By closing one eye by wearing the patch and making the other eye (lazy eye) to focus on the things.  As we shown in the fig.2 , the child is wearing a patch on the normal eye. As its is hard to make the young children waring patch ,it needs lot of support from parents.

 

  • Different types of amblyopia.
  • Different types of patches. 
  • Vision screening .
  • Treatment.
  • Case report : In some of the cases, treatment for amblyopia may not succeed in substantially improving vision. It is hard to decide to stop treatment, but sometimes it is best for both the child and the family.

In most cases loss of vision from amblyopia can be prevented or successfully treated if started early enough and if the degree of amblyopia is not extreme