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Eye Amblyopia Explanation

Can someone please explain amblyopia for me?
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amblyopia also referred to as lazy eye...
basically one of the eye is affected[structurally is normal]..
so both the eyes form different set of image....1 proper and another by amblyopic eye...so the brain turns off the signal from the amblyopic eye..completely ignores it...permanent cortical blindness can occur in the affected eye...
basically have difficulty in judging the depth of an object...bumps into objects on the affected side!!
is correctable if detected before 5 years acc to wiki..but i think kln peds said surgery can be done before 7 years of age for a good prognosis if i remember correctly... u put an eye patch on the good eye n try n align the bad one..if that doesn't fix it...u move on to surgery!!
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amblyopia also referred to as lazy eye...
basically one of the eye is affected[structurally is normal]..
so both the eyes form different set of image....1 proper and another by amblyopic eye...so the brain turns off the signal from the amblyopic eye..completely ignores it...permanent cortical blindness can occur in the affected eye...
basically have difficulty in judging the depth of an object...bumps into objects on the affected side!!
is correctable if detected before 5 years acc to wiki..but i think kln peds said surgery can be done before 7 years of age for a good prognosis if i remember correctly... u put an eye patch on the good eye n try n align the bad one..if that doesn't fix it...u move on to surgery!!

Thank you so much
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Based on UW, 1st step is putting an eye patch on the "good" eye. This will force the patient to use the "bad" eye for vision and thus it will realign itself.
If realignment doesn't occur, then surgery is done (before 5-7 years).
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