Amblyopia is decreased vision in one or both eyes due to a variety of causes. Amblyopia may be called “Lazy Eye,” though many times, the eyes does not look at all different from one another. Amblyopia causes a blurred image to be sent to the brain leading to a decreased perception of vision from the amblyopic eye.
Treatment: Patching the “strong” or “good” eye to enforce or strengthen the weak eye is the mainstay of treatment for amblyopia. Other treatments may include glasses, dilating drops or surgery if there are other diseases such as strabismus, cataract or glaucoma.