Following surgery for Cataracts in children
Following surgery for IOFB, endophthalmitis
A lazy eye is not always easily recognized. A child may not even be aware that one of his eyes is not working with the other. If the eye turn is so slight that the child does not have an obvious misalignment, parents will rarely be able to tell something is wrong just by looking. It is extremely important for children to develop equal vision in both eyes in order for them to function normally. Good sharpness of sight and two-eyed binocular vision are vital for children to succeed in school, sports, or any other activity that requires clear vision, good hand-eye coordination, and strong depth perception. When children with untreated amblyopia grow to be adults, their choice of career may be limited and, if they are unlucky enough to lose vision in their one good eye, they could be visually impaired or legally blind for life. For these reasons, it is extremely important for parents to have their child’s eyes examined by an eye surgeon as early as possible so vision problems can be found and treated. Vision can be tested in infants and very young children, and it is recommended that a child be examined at least by the age of three.
However, if you are a parent of a child with a lazy eye who was diagnosed after age six, please do not be misled. There is help. Active Vision Therapy demands much perseverance from the patients and the therapists.With the increasing visual demands for a technology-oriented society, amblyopia is becoming a socioeconomic problem. During the first 45 years of life, amblyopia is responsible for the loss of vision in more people than all ocular disease and trauma put together.
Dr. Arun Verma,
c/o Dr. Daljit Singh Eye Hospital,
outside Sheranwala Gate, Amritsar
Residence: 20 Sandhya Enclave, Majitha Road,
Amritsar, India. Ph No. 0183-572567, 421237