Lazy eye threatens children’s eyesight

Optometrist Dr. Muhammad Al-Baradi confirmed that the lazy eye, or the so-called “amblyopia – the lazy eye” is one of the most prominent problems that threaten eyesight, which is a deterioration or loss of part of the normal vision in one or both eyes, indicating that more Of the 3% of children around the world, they complain of laziness of the eyes that makes it difficult or impossible to recover vision after the stages of childhood, according to the latest statistics.

Adequate motivation

Al-Baradi pointed out that the reason for this lies in the lack of sufficient stimulation of the person responsible for receiving the image in the brain, adding that its causes include strabismus and refractive errors, which constitute the largest percentage of cases, which are disorders in which the eye is not able to focus light on the retina, and include: shortness Or farsightedness or astigmatism (blurry vision). The refractive error may be worse in one eye more than the other in the child. When this occurs, the brain begins to depend on the less harmful eye, and thus the vision will not develop properly, in addition to the “white water” cataract where the transparent lens of the eye is usually cloudy, and this It can prevent vision from developing properly in that eye.

Symptoms of laziness

About diseases, he said: There may be no clear symptoms, but some of them may indicate the presence of the problem, such as a marked preference for one eye, or a tilt of the head in one direction, also among the symptoms is the child’s inability to distinguish similar colors, the inability to focus and the annoyance of covering the eye in particular. A good eye.

Treating the etiology

Between the curtains indicated that the treatment includes the treatment of the main cause of laziness, as there is white water that must be removed, as well as if there is a descent in the eyelid, an operation is performed to lift it, or in the presence of strabismus, an operation is performed to correct it, as well as correct refractive errors, and this is done either by wearing medical glasses Or contact lenses to correct the image sent to the brain, stressing that covering the eye is one of the most prominent treatment solutions, and it is according to a systematic treatment plan by the specialist, in which he determines the periods and duration of coverage and said: And because we always say prevention is better than treatment, we recommend periodic examination after birth By six months and at the age of three.


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