Amblyopia is the medical term used when the vision of one eye is reduced because it fails to work properly with the brain. It is the most common cause of visual impairment among children, affecting an estimated 2% to 5% of all children. Amblyopia is commonly referred to as "Lazy Eye".
Information from the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus about Amblyopia and treatment options, including patching and surgery.
Information for parents from an expert eye doctor. Discusses all treatment options, diagnosis and eye muscle surgery.
A research initiative in Alaska dedicated to amblyopia and other childhood vision disorders. Includes news about amblyopia research, vision screeners and information for parents and patients.
Frequently Asked Questions about amblyopia, or "lazy eye." Discusses the prevalence of amblyopia, detecting symptoms through pediatric vision screening and treatment options.
Information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart site about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment for amblyopia.
Article from this peer-reviewed and evidence-based clinical journal about amblyopia causes, screening, diagnosis and treatment.
Updated guidelines from pediatric ophthalmologists for automated preschool vision screening to detect amblyopia risk factors.
A joint policy statement from medical professional societies describing the use of automated vision screening technology to screen for amblyopia risk factors in children.
Information about "lazy eye", strabismus, double vision, eye muscle surgery, and patching treatment by pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Scott Silverman.
Provides patient information. Find out about causes, and treatments, research studies, and resources.
Provides information on this condition, also known as amblyopia. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and complications.
PEDIG is a collaborative network dedicated to facilitating multicenter clinical research in amblyopia and other childhood eye disorders.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for visual impairment in children to detect amblyopia or its risk factors.
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