Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

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Lazy Eye (Amblyopia) is reduced vision from lack of use in an otherwise normal eye. It usually happens only in one eye.

Amblyopia occurs when the nerve pathway from one eye to the brain does not develop during childhood. This occurs because the abnormal eye sends a blurred image or the wrong image to the brain.

Amblyopia is usually easily diagnosed with a complete eye examination and in most situations special tests are usually not needed.

Some causes of Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) include:

Treatment of Amblyopia for residents of Chapel Hill, Durham, Roxboro, Cary.

Any condition that prevents a clear image can interfere with the development of vision and result in Amblyopia. As the most common cause of vision problems in children, estimated to affect about 2% of all children, early treatment offers the best results, consult an Ophthalmologist.