What is Amblyopia?
Amblyopia (Lazy eye) is reduced vision in an eye that is ‘normal’ in structure. It can occur in one or both eyes. It is very common. There are many causes of amblyopia. Common causes are squint, or the need for glasses. Amblyopia is in some children caused by the presence of a cataract or ptosis (see ‘ptosis’).
Amblyopia is usually treatable in children. Treatment includes patching (occlusion) of the better-seeing eye and/or the prescription of glasses.
Where can I or my child be seen?
How do I get to my appointment?
Do I need a referral letter?
How long is an appointment?
Consultations vary in length but you can expect a ‘New’ first appointment to take an hour.
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