Therapy for amblyopia or lazy eye
The therapy of amblyopia Conventional surgery typically consists of correction of any significant refractive error and occlusion of the non-amblyopic eye to encourage use of the amblyopic eye. This usually involves patching the child's eye. Disadvantages of occlusion therapy for amblyopia include the significant time commitment required, both by the child to wear the patch and by parent/teacher control. Besides, it is documented that non-compliance results in treatment failure at times; because the patches are difficult to apply, children do not like the treatment, the patches are uncomfortable to remove…they result in poorer vision while patching the good eye and the child often feels different and insecure. This treatment sometimes lasts more than a year and the patch cannot improve binocular cooperation.
To avoid all of the above, we have developed Dicopt a treatment for amblyopia that allows both eyes to work at the same time, thus improving visual acuity in a child-friendly format.
This is a potentially new treatment method for amblyopia by encouraging the two eyes to work together to assimilate two separate images into one coherent image. The tool we have used is Virtual Reality, thus, the use of video games seems intrinsically more attractive to children than the patch and, therefore, can potentially improve treatment compliance.
As for families and specialists, this therapy allows them to see progress in real time, optimize times and, above all, personalization, since the treatment can be adapted to each patient based on compliance with Dicopt therapy with the reports that are generated. to the ophthalmologist.