Factors leading to lazy eyes
It occurs in any situation that prevents normal use of the eyes. In most cases it is. Children with eye blindness in their family should be examined by an ophthalmologist. Early diagnosis is always important.
There are 3 main reasons for lazy eyes
Strabismus; is the most common cause of lazy eyes. The sliding eye image does not transmit to the brain and the person uses the eye that sees better.
Refraction defects: If one eye is blurry than the other becoms with the reason lazy, because it completes it’s visual development. This is the type of lazy eye that is most difficult to detect as there are no visible problems in the eye. When parents detect the slippage in the eyes of the children they should immediately organize an examination but at this time the child is often too old. Therefore, if all children complain about it before 4 years of age, they should be examined.
Blur in eye tissues that need to be transparent: Cataract comes at the beginning of this situation. This type of lazy eye is the fastest developing one. Therefore, every newborn child must be subjected to a red reflection test, which is a very easy test applied by a pediatrician. If an abnormality is found it must be examined by an ophthalmologist. This type of eye laziness develops very early and very deeply. Congenital cataract should be treated surgically as soon as possible.
How to diagnose lazy eyes?
Children’s eye examinations are very difficult before the age of 3.5-4. For little children and babies, attempts are made to detect the eye with a certain number of methods, such as evaluating the response if the physician closes it manually. At the age of 4, the ophthalmologist follows the disease. He examines if there is any shift in the eyes. Then, it is checked whether there is any blur and the pupil is dilated with a drop to measure refraction values in both eyes. The important point here is that the refraction of one eye isn’t much more than the other. However, high refractive errors in both eyes are also taken into consideration. The retina and optic nerve examinations are also performed and the process is completed.
How to treat lazy eyes?
It is based on the use of weak eye, which is the main treatment of eye laceration. This is done with a special bandage for weeks, occasionally closing it for months. First, what is needed is prescribed. The child begins to use it and the treatment is done. Before surgery, a certain period of closure treatment is performed. After the surgery closure is continued for a while. The children do not like it when they are closed and they reject it. However, as a parent, this period can be accomplished successfully with your interest and patience.