Lazy eye is an eye condition where one eye is weaker than the other. It occurs in children and usually affects only one eye. This “lazy” eye looks normal, but has poorer vision. Children with lazy eyes have a weaker connection between the affected eye and the brain. This causes one eye to see a lower-quality image than the other. Over time, the brain starts to ignore the blurrier image, so the lazy eye becomes even weaker. In certain rare cases both eyes may be affected since early age.
You can check for lazy eye by covering each eye one at a time. If you cover their good eye, but not their lazy eye, they will become reluctant. This could indicate that one eye is weaker than the other.
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Squint is a condition where the eyes point in different directions. It is most common in young children. While one eye looks straight ahead, the other eye may turn up, down, in, or out. This may occur constantly or from time to time. If untreated, squint can cause Lazy Eye and your child can start to lose vision in that eye. Luckily, visual loss can be prevented if treatment is started from a young age.
Shiv Jyoti Eye Hospital has the best treatment possible for squint. Early treatment is the only way to prevent permanent visual loss. Most treatments will require frequent follow-up for the best results. If the squint is detected later in life, it may not be possible to improve vision. However, surgery can be used to straighten the eyes so they look normal.
Having abnormal blood vessels in the eye caused due to premature birth or low birth weight leads to retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). As the retina develops, blood vessels grow from the center outward. Process completion typically occurs a few weeks prior to delivery. In premature babies, however, it is incomplete. It is impossible for ROP to occur when blood vessels grow normally. Alternatively, as the baby grows, blood vessels branch abnormally leading to ROP.
As many as 80 - 100% of newborns weighing less than 900 grams or having a gestational age of *25 weeks are at risk for ROP in India, whose incidence ranges between 38 and 51.9%. The incidence has increased as NICU care has improved. There has been no proportionate increase in awareness among medical professionals. Children whose blindness could have been prevented are going irreversibly blind in the absence of a comprehensive screening strategy. Such childhood blindness imposes a heavy socio-economic burden.
The treatment plans include lasers, intravitreal anti-VEGF injections, or surgery to reduce the chances of unfavourable disease outcomes. ROP can resolve on its own in mild forms without any active intervention. However, if a severe form of the disease is not yet in stage 3, then there may be no need for medical treatment. In the fourth or fifth stage of the disease, surgical intervention is needed.Book a Consultation