If diagnosed before the age of 7 years, we can often treat amblyopia by placing a patch onto the better-seeing eye to improve vision in the lazy eye.
When patching is not possible, drops can be instilled into the good eye to blur vision, therefore enhancing the vision of the weaker eye.
Similarly, lenses can be used to blur the non-amblyopic eye.
If untreated, amblyopia can lead to permanent vision loss. Regular follow-up is required with our Orthoptist while treatment is under-way.