Childhood eye problems
Childhood eye problems can occur in children of various age groups and can include conditions such as lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. These eye problems can affect a child's vision and overall development.
Treatment options for childhood eye problems depend on the specific condition. Here are some common treatments:
1. Eyeglasses or contact lenses:
Corrective lenses can help children with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism by improving their vision.
2. Patching therapy:
For lazy eye (amblyopia), patching therapy is often used. It involves covering the stronger eye with a patch, which forces the brain to rely on the weaker eye and promotes its development.
3. Vision therapy:
This is a specialized program of eye exercises and activities designed to improve eye coordination and strengthen the muscles that control eye movement.