Lazy eye or amblyopia is the partial loss of vision in one of the eyes. That is, one has normal vision and the other is below 100%, to a variable degree. Although it is not frequent, it can also affect both eyes.
It is caused by a malfunction in the development process in the brain’s visual system corresponding to the abnormal eye.
Lazy eye can be caused by strabismus, congenital cataracts or a marked difference in dioptres between one eye and the other. In these cases it can be remedied if the condition is detected in time by correcting the refractive error and making the lazy eye work properly, straightening the eyes or operating on cataracts.
If you have any doubts about a child or adult having lazy eye, or if you want to know what treatment options are available, we, at the INOF Centre of Dr. Fernández-Agrafojo, will be happy to resolve them.