Digital therapy for children with ‘lazy eye’

A new digital therapy platform has been released to help patients with amblyopia, otherwise known as “lazy eye”. The subscription-based technology is available from the startup, AmblyoPlay. Progress can be monitored through a progression tracker and shared with eye care providers. Amblyopia is the most common visual impairment in children, with up to 3% of […]

Automated eye screening better for children

In a released policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said that instrument-based vision screening is superior to visual acuity tests for children under the age of 4. One of the primary goals of such screening is to detect a neural deficit known as amblyopia (lazy eye), a condition characterized by decreased visual acuity […]

Video games may improve weak vision!

A recent study revealed that playing video games can help improve the vision of adults with lazy eye.

Vision problems may continue despite successful ?lazy eye? treatment

A recent study published in the February 2011 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology reveals that despite a return to normal or near-normal vision after treatment for lazy eye, patients may still suffer from poor vision.

Acupuncture effective as eye patching therapy?

A small Chinese study published in the December issued of the Archives of Ophthalmology reveals that acupuncture may effectively treat older children dealing with a particular form of lazy eye.

Babies need eye exams too

Statistics show that ten percent of infants have undetected eye problems which can range from crossed eyes to cancer.

Infants with eyelid tumors benefit from new test

Researchers have developed a simple vision test to detect early signs of amblyopia in infants with hemangiomas of the eyelid.

Avatar in 3D might cause visual problems in some people

3D movies are making a huge comeback these days. Moviegoers flocked to the blockbuster “Avatar” and were dazzled by the 3D images. However, for a small percentage of people, 3D movies can be a real headache.