Lazy Eye Treatment

What is a lazy eye ?

A child with a lazy eye looks but with one eye. The other eye, where it looks less or not, it is called lazy eye. The lazy eye does it actually fine, but the brains of your child choose to but to look with one eye. The longer the lazy eye is not used, the more difficult it gets to with that lazy eye can see somethings.

Often, there are more people in the family that a lazy eye (had) have.

Which is a lazy eye ?

A lazy eye can be done in two ways:

*Some children have from birth one eye that sees less sharp.

Glasses would help, but at such a young age do you notice yet that your child will see less. If one eye sees less sharp, the brain itself ever more at the other, good eye focus. The worse eye is becoming less used and if it were disabled. Thereby are watching your child eventually no longer with that eye. If it later gets glasses, does that help any more. The eye is then become ' lazy '.

*Squinting is another cause of a lazy eye.

As a child squint see, see the double. That double vision is tricky. The brain also solve the duduk kasus here one eye to ' disable ' and only pay attention to what the other eye sees.

Heredity may also play a role.

Manifestations of a lazy eye

A lazy eye teaches the following phenomena:

A child sees bad with the ' lazy eye '. See the lazy eye glasses by not better.
A child sees less depth. It can thereby more easily stumble and grasp something more difficult (in addition to seizing).
The child may also squinting or squinting: both eyes look not in exactly the same direction.
Sometimes there are no noticeable symptoms in a lazy eye. Especially in a young child makes parents are often not that it is less or otherwise.

 but the brains of your child choose to but to look with one eye Lazy Eye Treatment

Advice on a lazy eye

The sooner a lazy eye is detected and treated, the greater the chance of full recovery.

It is therefore important that the eyes of your child on a number of occasions in the first years of life are controlled. This happens on the consultation Office.

*Do you own something to the eyes of your child noticed?
*One or more people in your family have a lazy eye?
*One or more people in your family see squint?
*Carry one or more people in your family an extra strong glasses?

Tell your health care provider or on the consultation Office.

Your GP suspects that your child has a lazy eye, then your child to the orthoptist or ophthalmologist to this with certainty.

Lazy eye treatment

If the orthoptist or ophthalmologist determines that your child has a lazy eye, then the treatment will start immediately. 

*The best and simplest treatment is masking the good eye. This will teach your child brains to the lazy eye is good to use. 
If the lazy eye arose because a less sharp eye can see, your child should have a pair of glasses. 
*Sometimes a child gets mydriatic eye drops. For example if the self always pick up the plaster of his eye. The switch drops the good eye temporarily. Your child will then blurred vision in the good eye and learns again to use it. Lazy eye The eye drops may irritate because the pupil is so wide that children suffer from (bright) light.

How does it go ?

If the lazy eye is detected and treated early, the eye can still recover well. 

The eye does usually also be taped less time: a few hours a day, for a few months. 
Sometimes it is necessary to keep. The full a number of years 

From eight years, masking is pointless. Your child keeps a lazy eye.

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