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Sometimes, the brain does not fully acknowledge images seen by the eye. This leads to reduced vision. Since this problem is not due to an eye disease, it cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The best time to correct this disease is during infancy or early childhood. Children over the age of 6 months should be examined so it can be treated as soon as possible.

Common symptoms

  • Short-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism
  • Difference in the power of both eyes
  • Squints
  • Drooping eyelid

Detection and diagnosis
Comprehensive vision evaluations are highly recommended for infants and pre-school children.

Treatment
Normally, a patch is placed over the ‘good’ eye so that the child is forced to use the ‘lazy’ eye. Over a period of time, the child will learn to use his lazy eye and good vision will be restored.