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AMBLYOPIA

Amblyopia, commonly called a lazy eye, is an ocular condition where one eye develops poor eye sight which does not immediately improve with spectacle correction. It is often without symptoms as the other eye functions perfectly well.

The success of amblyopia therapy varies depending on age and other factors. Treatment usually requires home exercises and wearing a patch with prescribed spectacles. Regular follow up appointments (usually every 6-12 weeks) are required to monitor progress.

Neurological resistance to treatment may require referral to a hospital eye department.