Amblyopia

Patient 1: CG, 6 year old male. Mom just found out that he had amblyopia in both eyes and wants to see if we could quickly treat it and get him to normal.

Exam results:

  • Highly farsighted in both eyes with astigmatism
  • Both eyes see 20/100 only (5 times the letter size of 20/20)
  • Very unstable focusing and tracking skills in both eyes

After 30 sessions of vision therapy and provided new glasses:

  • Normalized depth perception
  • 20/20 in the right eye
  • 20/25 in the left eye

Patient 2: DM, 4 year old male. Amblyopia was discovered during a vision screening at his preschool. Mother wanted to get him to adequately use both eyes.

Exam results:

  • Very farsighted in both eyes, right eye more so than left eye
  • Right eye sees 20/40 at best
  • No depth perception on stereo testing because the right eye is being ignored
  • Right eye turns inward slightly

After 32 vision therapy sessions:

  • Right eye vision improved to 20/25
  • Eyes are now aligned in the distance
  • Depth perception normalized
  • No longer suppresses visual information coming through the right eye

3 Responses

  1. Oսtstаnding ѕtorу there. Ԝhat happened after? Thanks!
    • Dr. Benny Dr. Benny
      I'm sorry but which case are you referring to? In any case once amblyopia is treated and improved it should usually remain improved unless a binocular problem was not dealt with.
      • Hello Dr. Benny My son Rudra is 5 year old.. recently he was complaining lot about vision.. we got him checked.. we found that his left eye is weak and has low vision.. Documents will be provide once you tell me how to send you.. Eyes has unusual numbers one has plus numbers and other has minus.. Local doctor has give us treatment of lazy eye. We are patching.. closing "right eye" [good eye] . My question was that, is there anything else in treatment like surgery? How can we improve his vision? Is this patching only solution? How much vision can be improved with this treatment? Local doctor has advised 45 days of this treatment for now. Can we do it longer? You are saying vision therapy? How it works? Can we do it remotely according to your guidance? I am very worry about my son.. Please help me on this. Regards Rakesh Raja

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