Amblyopia and Strabismus can permanently affect your vision if left untreated. Call Dr. Schwartz at (914)725-1600 or click here to make an appointment.
What is Amblyopia and Strabismus?
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Amblyopia, also known as "lazy eye", is the lack of normal visual development in an eye, despite the eye being healthy. If left untreated, it can cause legal blindness in the affected eye.
What causes amblyopia?
The most common cause of amblyopia is strabismus (intermittent or constant misalignment of the eyes). Another common cause is a significant difference in the refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism) in the two eyes. View Video
Strabismus is the intermittent or constant misalignment of the eyes. If untreated this can cause Amblyopia. It's important to correct amblyopia as early as possible, before the brain ignores vision in the affected eye.