Amblyopia, sometimes referred to as "lazy eye," occurs when one or both eyes do not develop normal vision during early childhood. Babies are not born with 20/20 vision in each eye. Decreased vision in one or both eyes, Strabismus (misaligned eyes), Poor depth perception The symptoms described above may not necessarily mean that your child has amblyopia. However, if you observe one or more of these symptoms, contact your child's ophthalmologist for a complete exam.
Amblyopia is caused when the brain prefers (favors) one eye to the other. The brain’s preference (liking) for one eye over the other can weaken and reduce vision in the eye that is less used.
To correct amblyopia, a child must be forced to use the weaker eye. This usually is accomplished by correcting any abnormalities of the amblyopic eye (refractive error, visual opacities, retinal problems, etc. While there are no current guidelines to prevent amblyopia, vision screening can help to detect the condition at an early age. There were very few ocular opacities or posterior pole abnormalities.