How to detect a lazy eye?
As we told you in our previous post, amblyopia or lazy eye is a developmental disorder in which a person's eyes do not work properly together to produce clear vision.
Amblyopia manifests itself during a child's childhood and often occurs in one eye. In some cases, it involves reduced visual acuity in both eyes, making the disorder more severe. When caught in the early stages, low vision can be almost completely prevented. If left untreated, lazy eye can cause visual problems in the long run, so it is very important to know what the symptoms of lazy eye are in order to detect it as soon as possible.
symptoms of amblyopia
Symptoms of amblyopia they can often be confused with other visual impairments. The crucial time to diagnose amblyopia is during childhood, before the condition becomes severe.
To know if a child has a lazy eye, it is very important to look at the following symptom/guidelines:
- Head tilt
- An eye that wanders in or out
- Eyes that don't seem to work together
- poor depth perception
- Squinting to see or try to see something better
As we have said before, the lazy eye can be confused with other visual deficiencies, so it is very important to pay attention to whether we notice any change, however subtle, in the behavior of children. A clue that can set off alarm bells is if one of the eyes is covered more frequently than both or if we cover one of the eyes while playing with the child to perform a visual task, disguised as a game, and we see that he is uncomfortable. This simple test can be done at home without any effort and if you see something abnormal, it may be time to perform a complete eye exam.