Jennifer, an adult, has to always cover one eye for focusing closely on something. She suffers from severe headaches, dizziness, and nausea most of the time. She is even unable to read books even if she loves to do so a lot. And not to mention all of these conditions are because of Amblyopia.
So, can Jennifer never have her normal vision back as she has grown into an adult now?
Yes! With the research and technology offered by Bynocs, it is now possible to cure amblyopia and its vision symptoms in adults. Read along to know how this lazy eye treatment in adults was made possible.
Healthy binocular vision is when both eyes see similarly, and the brain can easily combine their images. But when the two images cannot be combined into one single image due to poor binocular vision, and one image is ignored, this is when one experiences Amblyopia.
Amblyopia is a type of vision loss that usually affects only one eye. It happens when a medical or physical problem causes the eyes and the brain to lose coordination, and the brain isn’t able to process sight from one of the eyes. Over time, the brain becomes increasingly reliant on the other, stronger eye, while vision in the weaker eye deteriorates.
● One or both eyes may wander inward or outward, or both eyes may not appear to cooperate.
● A person with a lazy eye condition may squint or close one eye to improve visual acuity.
● Head tilting while inspecting an object, as well as facing frequent eye strain, fatigue, or
headaches, are all possible signs.
Reduced vision is common in adults with Amblyopia or lazy eye, which isn’t always correctable with glasses or contact lenses. Vision loss is usually caused by how the brain processes information from the amblyopic eye in adults. The brain tends to ignore visuals from such an eye instead of acknowledging the problem. The physical misalignment of the eye, while it may point inward or outward, is not the cause of vision loss.
Although Amblyopia treatment becomes much easier if it is detected early, one can achieve better binocular vision in adulthood as well.
Following may be the reasons for an Amblyopic eye:
The difference in visual capability is what causes Amblyopia in adults in these conditions. When one eye is capable of clear vision, but the other isn’t, the brain suppresses the information from the latter eye. This processing change has the potential to cause permanent vision loss.
Remember Many people believe that amblyopia can only be treated in children, especially those under 12. This isn’t always the case, though. Although each patient is unique, most adults can benefit from Amblyopia treatment based on binocular vision training.
The visual skill that needs to be retrained for Amblyopia is binocular vision. Because of the brain’s plasticity, the visual system, which includes the eyes, brain, and visual pathways, can be retrained at any age.
Treatment is unquestionably most effective when initiated at a young age. The plasticity of the brain generally decreases as a person gets older.
Retraining the visual system, restoring binocular vision, and correcting amblyopia can all be done at any age. Learn more about Amblyopia Lazy Eye Treatment in Adults.
While occlusion (eye patching) or atropine may improve visual acuity in the amblyopic eye, they do not improve the patient’s ability to use both eyes simultaneously (binocular vision). The advantages of eye patching may be lost if the patient does not learn to combine input from the lazy eye and the other eye at the same time.
This could explain why 25% of patients successfully treated with eye patching have a vision regression after the patching treatment is finished.
Orthoptics, or eye muscle exercises, are used with or without eye patching to correct a lazy eye. Orthoptists perform eye muscle exercises (convergence, etc.), but their scope is limited because they almost exclusively focus on eye muscles (convergence) and ignore the human brain’s relationship (neuroplasticity). Because the lazy eye is a neurological condition, treatments that focus solely on the eye muscles are ineffective.
Also, there are no certain surgical options to cure an Amblyopic Eye.
The Bynocs AmblyGo program offers several contrast-adjusted games that can help with eye coordination. In most cases, the initial improvement takes two weeks, with a good result taking six to eight weeks in the right cases.
Bynocs vision therapy software for lazy eye offers ophthalmologists and eye care specialists a comprehensive software-based Amblyopia management and treatment package, including diagnosis and therapy.
Bynocs AmblyGo is a fun and easy-to-use eye treatment program that requires very little equipment and has already helped 4000+ adults. The initial evaluation can be done at any Bynocs-affiliated eye clinic. Make an appointment with us today to know more about the lazy eye treatment program.
Recommended reading: 15 Easy Exercises to Treat Lazy Eyes: A Comprehensive Guide to Improving Vision