Lazy eye

Overview

Amblyopia occurs in early childhood. When nerve pathways between the brain and an eye aren't properly stimulated, the brain favors the other eye.

Symptoms

Symptoms include a wandering eye, eyes that may not appear to work together, or poor depth perception. Both eyes may be affected.

Treatments

Treatment includes eye patches, drops, glasses or contact lenses, and sometimes surgery.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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