[Music] What is amblyopia treatment and how urgent
can it be? Well amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a condition in which the eye is structurally
normal but when you test the vision you find that the vision is greatly reduced. It can
happen for many different reasons such as squint or poverty of focusing within the eye.
The vision is growing and developing in the first few years of life. The eyes are plugging
into the brain and it’s very important to make sure that during that period of growth
both eyes are seeing as well as possible and if possible working together, as well as possible.
Therefore it is urgent to make sure that amblyopia is diagnosed early, the underlying condition
is at rest, and treatment is commenced because after about the age of five onwards the brain
is becoming more hardwired, the period of growth is beginning to come to an end, and
there is less influence on how well we can treat lazy eye. Basically, the earlier the