What is Amblyopia?

Amblyopia is when the vision in one or both eyes does not develop properly during childhood. It is a common problem seen in babies and young children.

Amblyopia can happen because the eye and the brain are not working together properly. The eye itself looks normal, but it is not being used normally because the brain is favouring the other eye. This condition is also sometimes called lazy eye.

A child’s vision develops in the first few years of life. Thus, it is important to diagnose and treat amblyopia as early as possible. Otherwise, a child with amblyopia will not develop normal, healthy vision which may even result in issues in learning and normal skill development.