Are you looking for a great eye care practice that has doctors that are experts at diagnosing and treating amblyopia? If so, you will definitely want to bring your child to see our Silver Spring MD eye doctor at Maple Lawn Eye Care Center for amblyopia diagnosis and treatment.
At our practice, Maple Lawn Eye Care Center, our expert and highly-trained eye doctors are Dr. Jacalyn R. Ely and Dr. Sanford R. Cohen. We enjoy treating vision problems of the entire family, young and old. We want patients to feel comfortable while they are visiting our practice, and enjoy our stress-free environment. Many young patients, and older patients as well, come to see our Silver Spring MD eye doctor for diagnosis and treatment of amblyopia. Amblyopia is also known as lazy eye. This is an eye condition where one eye becomes more dominant and the other eye is not really used effectively by the brain. This creates poor eye teaming skills and patients have difficulty coordinating the eyes with body movement and balance. This type of visual confusion can lead to double vision, problems with movement, and even interference with thinking. When the brain suppresses the visual input from the other brain for a long enough time, amblyopia will result.
During treatment for amblyopia our Silver Spring MD eye doctor needs to get the brain to pay attention to the visual signals of the weaker eye. Often this problem can be corrected by just wearing glasses. It is not an uncommon eye occurrence, with as many as 3 children out of every 100 being affected by this problem. It is now believed that older patients over 16 are almost as treatable as younger children with this condition. Signs of amblyopia include misalignment of the eyes; poor coordination; squinting; or poor eye contact. With amblyopia, the eyes need to be retrained to have greater coordination, and the visual system must relearn how to make appropriate adjustments. This vision therapy treatment can begin at any age – even during infancy. We use treatment using lenses and prisms. The earlier the treatment begins usually helps increase chances for the best outcome. If you would like to meet with one of our doctors regarding amblyopia treatment, contact us for an appointment.
By Maple Lawn Eye Care Center
October 28, 2015