Amblyopia mo baneng le Dr Nombuso Mathe – Ophthalmologist

Today on our family health feature we have invited our specialist to look more into and explain further the Amblyopia condition amongst children.
Amblyopia may be defined as the condition whereby the vision in one of the eyes is reduced because the eye and the brain are not working together properly. The eye itself looks normal, but it is not being used normally because the brain is favoring the other eye. This condition is also sometimes called lazy eye.
Amblyopia is the most common cause of visual impairment among children, affecting approximately 2 to 3 out of every 100 children. Unless it is successfully treated in early childhood, amblyopia usually persists into adulthood. It is also the most common cause of monocular (one eye) visual impairment among young and middle-aged adults.