How is Amblyopia detected?
The presence of strabismus (squint) or a droopy eyelid will often be associated with amblyopia and needs an examination by an ophthalmologist. Amblyopia however may not be obvious if the child’s external eye appearance is normal and is only detected by visual acuity testing of each eye separately
Making the Diagnosis
The ophthalmologist performs all of the necessary tests to confirm that your child has amblyopia.
Vision testing is accomplished with the appropriate methods for your child’s age.
An examination with eye drops that dilate the pupils is generally performed. This permits an evaluation of the internal ocular structures and allows a determination as to whether or not there is a need for eyeglasses.
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