Amblyopia, or “lazy eye,” is a disease in which one of the patient’s eyes is practically not involved in the vision process or is completely excluded from it. The brain cannot combine the seen image into one volumetric one, since human eyes see different pictures and as a result completely suppresses the work of one eye. Due to the lack of work, the body begins to gradually atrophy. If a child grows under such conditions, this leads to the fact that normal binocular vision does not form in him. That is why it is very important to activate the “lazy eye.” Fortunately, modern medicine offers treatments for amblyopia.
Signs of Amblyopia
Amblyopia is characterized by two main signs:
- with a “lazy eye” no specific disease is diagnosed;
- with the help of lenses it is not possible to correct vision to a level exceeding 0.5.
Causes of Amblyopia
Amblyopia can have quite a few different causes. The first reason is the different size of the eyeballs of the right and left eye. Another, quite common reason is a high degree of astigmatism or farsightedness of one manhole. When a person’s brain receives a clear image from one eye and a blurry image from the other, his brain gradually begins to use the image from a clear eye and ignore signals from a blurry one. Another reason for the “lazy eye” is strabismus. In rare cases, the disease can occur without seemingly apparent reasons that simply may not be diagnosed. Such reasons can be identified only with a very thorough examination, since each patient has them individually. Here, conditions and quality of life, individual characteristics of the organism and genetic factors can also play a large role. For example, in one child, amblyopia can develop even with a difference between eyes in vision of only one diopter, when, like another child, with a difference of three diopters, it can perfectly cope with the problem.
It should be borne in mind that in a congenital form of the disease, the child simply does not know how to see differently and perceives such an image as the norm, therefore, he will not complain about vision. The success of the treatment of the disease depends on how much time has passed since the beginning of its development.
Amblyopia treatment is effective only when performed under the strict supervision of a highly qualified professional doctor. Also, for successful treatment, special modern equipment is necessary. Correct and timely diagnosis is half the success of amblyopia treatment.
More recently, ophthalmologists did not have information regarding the treatment of amblyopia, and even when the coordinated work of the eyes was restored, normal stereoscopic vision in a person was not fully restored.
Therefore, scientists have developed and constructed the latest complex “Amblicor”. This tool is effective both for prevention and for the treatment of amblyopia, as well as myopia, accommodation spasm, hyperopia and astigmatism. The basis of this method is video-computer auto-training. While the patient is watching the selected film, a special device with the help of sensors detects information about the eyes, fixing the brain encephalogram. The image is displayed on the screen only during the correct vision, disappearing at the moment when the visual work is disturbed. Thus, the Amblicor device subconsciously instructs the brain to work properly, forcing it to shorten periods of low contrast vision. The work of neurons in the visual cortex of the brain is optimized, while significantly improving vision. This complex is especially effective in combination with other methods and has helped to completely cure amblyopia in many patients.