Amblyopia is the technical term used to describe a lazy eye. This issue stems from how the brain interprets visual images from either one or both eyes. Kids with this condition can fall behind in their school and struggle in a variety of ways. In some cases, the problem is difficult to detect, which can lead to a misdiagnosis of other learning disabilities.

Treatment for amblyopia targets the way the brain processes visual images and attempts to synchronize the muscles in the eye with the brain. When an eye is out of alignment, the straighter eye tends to be dominant. To help correct the problem, glasses or an eye patch can be prescribed. In more severe cases, surgery may be required to loosen or tighten the muscles that are causing the eye to wander.

To learn more about the available treatments for amblyopia, contact Dr. Shobha Tandon at her Mountain View office. Dr. Tandon is a well-respected ophthalmologist and LASIK surgeon with years of experience.