Title

Developing A New Treatment For "Lazy Eye" In Children

Document Type

Other

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Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence

Disciplines

3. MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Abstract

A significant long-standing issue facing the eye health of children is amblyopia ("Lazy eye"), a childhood condition where vision does not develop properly. This impacts approximately 5% of 6–7-year-olds in Ireland. Typically, amblyopia affects one eye, meaning the child sees worse through their amblyopic eye, relying on their "good eye" for their vision. Treatment involves allowing the brain to build strengthening pathways by making the "lazy eye" the primary source of useful information.


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