Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
What is Eye Laziness?
Normal vision development is achieved when clear vision is detected from both eyes without shifting in childhood.
In cases where the development is negatively affected, such as slippage, eye laziness or decreased vision develops.
Half of the children with strabismus develop lazy eye.
When diagnosed early (in the first eight to nine years of life), treatment is possible.
The visual acuity can be increased by closing the well-sighted eye.
However, after nine years of age, the success of visual therapy is very low. The earlier the diagnosis is made, the higher the success of treatment.
Lazy eye is not a progressive disease and vision is not completely lost.
After treatment of diseases such as strabismus goggles or cataracts for the treatment of lazy eye, good eyesight closure is performed to force the use of low vision eye.
If the child is very resistant to closing, eye drops or special working systems may be used; however, closure is the most effective treatment. Lazy eye does not progress when untreated; however, it is not possible to treat it after the developmental period, and the use of both eyes together makes it difficult to perceive a sense of depth.
Policing is an obstacle to the selection of occupations such as piloting and obtaining a driver’s license.
If there is a disorder in one eye that prevents it from seeing, such as higher refractive error and slipping, that eye learns to see blurry.
The treatment of lazy eye should be done until the age of 8-10. Because if it is not treated in early childhood and infancy, laziness becomes permanent. However, lazy eye is a preventable loss of vision.
How is lazy eye treated?
There are a few treatment methods for lazy eye.
The first is the closure of the good eye and the treatment in the lazy eye by strengthening the vision.
It is a frequently used and simple method.
Another treatment method is treatment in sessions with instruments called CAM.
GLASS STIMULATOR EXERCISE (Cambridge Stimulator)
In this treatment method, it is thought that the spatial frequencies generated by the rotation of the high contrast black and white bands stimulate the visual system to regain function to the cells that have lost their functions.
Neurovision treatment; Unlike eye exercise programs to relax eye muscles, they are clinically and scientifically proven and FDA approved. During the sessions, the brain is trained and visual processing is enhanced with a series of visual stimuli and repeated images.
As a result of the recent National Eye Institute studies of AmbpiNet Application, hand-eye coordination studies proved to be beneficial in the treatment of lazy eye. The purpose of this program is to improve the visual performance of the lazy eye.
Contact Lens Examination
There are many situations that confuse our patients about contact lenses and contact lenses. In general, we should be asked to use a lens, what should we pay attention to when buying a lens, such as whether the lens needs to be examined separately. Here are the answers to your questions;
What is a Contact Lens?
Contact lens is the apparatus that settles on the cornea which is the anterior part of our eye, temporarily eliminates the refraction defect and provides clear vision during the time it is worn. Contact lenses were made of glass in the 1800s, when they were invented, and now with advanced technology, they are produced from materials that will cause the least damage to the cornea.
Contact lens has become widespread and preferred by people all over the world thanks to the cosmetic use of those who want to change eye color, the use of those who do not want to wear glasses to remove refractive errors, and the therapeutic use in some eye diseases.
The cornea structure of each person is different from each other. The structure of your eye changes according to the refractive error that occurs in the eye, and the size of the lens you need to wear will change according to the size of your eyeball. If it is not appropriate for your eye, it will scratch your cornea as it moves on your cornea and possibly cause irreparable eye disorders.
So even if you use it for cosmetic purposes, you need to be examined to get a lens.
How Should a Contact Lens Be?
The contact lens is designed to fit on the cornea. If the cornea is fed with oxygen and you do not remove your lens for a long time, there will be thinning and scratches on your cornea due to lack of oxygen.
- It should not stick too tight to the cornea.
- It should not be too loose.
- It should be well centered and wrapped around the cornea.
- The tear should move very lightly in order to clean the eye easily.
- The wearer should be able to move and see clearly, not to feel the lens.
- After blinking eyes, it should not blur your vision.
- The edges of the lenses should not put pressure on your eyes.
- Never sleep with contact lenses in your eyes, never swim in the sea or in the pool.
- When using lenses, if you have complaints such as redness, stinging, remove your lenses immediately and consult your ophthalmologist.
- All kinds of lenses used for cosmetic and medical purposes are examined in our center.
- Color lenses with and without numbers
- Myopia, hyperopia and astigmatic numbered transparent lenses
- Gas-permeable semi-rigid lenses
- Aphakic lenses for adults or children with cataract surgery
- Trifocal lenses showing distant, close and medium distances together
- Kerataconus lenses
- U.V. protection lenses
- Naturally deformed eyes, prosthetic iris lenses
- Chromogen lens for color blindness treatment