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Our Approach to Treating

Lazy Eye

Lazy eye, or amblyopia, is a condition in which a person has trouble seeing in one eye. This condition begins in childhood and worsens until age 12, when it stabilizes. Left untreated, it can cause a loss of vision because the nerve pathways running between the eye and the brain atrophy, or waste away.

Ophthalmologists at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone treat children with amblyopia quickly to prevent a permanent vision disturbance. They also treat adults who have had the condition since childhood to address any cosmetic effects.

Treatment for Lazy Eye

Treatment focuses on strengthening vision in the lazy eye and preventing complications. Depending on your child’s situation, your pediatric ophthalmologist may prescribe eyeglasses or patch therapy, medication, or surgery.

Our Research and Education in Lazy Eye

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.