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Amblyopia - Lazy Eye Treatment Clinic for Children

How often have you noticed your child sitting too close to the TV or holding books and devices unusually close to their eyes? These could be the signs of vision difficulties like amblyopia.

Amblyopia, commonly known as "lazy eye," is a vision development disorder in children where one eye fails to achieve normal visual acuity, even with prescription glasses or contact lenses. It's the most common cause of vision problems in children and, if left untreated, can have lifelong consequences.

Causes of Amblyopia

Causes of Amblyopia

The development of amblyopia generally stems from conditions that interfere with your child’s eyes’ ability to focus or work in unison with the other eye. Common causes include:

  • Strabismus (Misaligned Eyes): This is where the eyes do not align in the same direction, leading to double vision or the brain ignoring signals from one eye.
  • Refractive Amblyopia: Caused by unequal refractive errors in the eyes, such as one eye being more nearsighted or farsighted than the other.
  • Deprivation Amblyopia: Occurs when something obstructs light from entering and being focused in a baby's eye, like a cataract.
Symptoms to Watch For

Symptoms to Watch For

Detecting amblyopia can be challenging, as your child often does not realises their vision is impaired.

  • Squinting or shutting an eye
  • Poor depth perception
  • Eyes that do not seem to work together
  • Head tilting
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Paediatric Ophthalmology with Mr Hamada

Mr Hamada is a pillar of ophthalmology, particularly renowned for his compassionate and comprehensive care for young patients. His work at Great Ormond Street Hospital reflects his deep commitment to children with congenital eye diseases. Yet, his expertise extends beyond these complex cases; he addresses a full spectrum of paediatric eye concerns with an open and innovative approach. Always at the forefront of medical advancements, Mr Hamada is delighted to introduce new treatments that promise to revolutionise paediatric eye care. His dedication to harnessing cutting-edge technologies ensures that every child has access to the latest and most effective treatments. With Mr Hamada, young patients find not only a specialist but also an advocate committed to their visual health and well-being.

Current Treatments

Current Treatments

Traditional treatments for amblyopia involve:

  • Correcting underlying eye problems, such as prescribing glasses for refractive errors
  • Patching or covering the stronger eye to strengthen the weaker eye
  • Atropine eye drops to temporarily blur vision in the stronger eye, encouraging use of the weaker eye

Bynocs - Innovative Treatment at Eye Clinic London

At Eye Clinic London, we have embraced an innovative approach to treating amblyopia: the Bynocs method. This cutting-edge treatment involves the use of specialised equipment and techniques designed to stimulate and train the weaker eye, thereby improving its function and coordination with the brain.

Unlike traditional methods, which often rely solely on patching, Bynocs targets the neurological aspects of amblyopia. It encourages neural development and visual acuity in a more engaging and child-friendly way. Bynocs involves your child playing specially designed computer games while wearing anaglyph glasses, effectively training the weaker eye by adjusting visual inputs, thus enhancing overall visual acuity. This dichoptic therapy has shown promising results, especially in cases where traditional treatments have been less effective or in older children.

Early detection and treatment of amblyopia are crucial for effective outcomes. At Eye Clinic London, our commitment to incorporating the latest advancements like Bynocs into our treatment protocols ensures that children receive the most effective and modern care available, offering them the best chance for improved vision and quality of life.

Finance & Insurance

Eye Clinic London ensures exceptional eye care for all with flexible finance and insurance plans. Our team assists with finances, so you can focus on vision and well-being. Connect with us to learn more.

Our Location

Strategically located in Wimpole Street, Harley Medical District, Marylebone, in the heart of London, our clinic is easily accessible, ensuring that your journey to exceptional eye care is as convenient as possible. Our central position ensures that you can easily reach us from various parts of the city.

Wimpole street in Marylebone is not just an address; it’s a hub of convenience and accessibility. With excellent transport links and a wealth of amenities nearby, your visit to Eye Clinic London will be convenient and hassle-free experience.

Whether you are a local resident or visiting form other parts of UK or abroad, our location will provide you with seamless connection to the private eye doctor in London.

When choosing to travel by public transport please alight at Bond Street Station and walk for 7 mins, alternatively exit at Oxford Circus station or Baker Street Station and walk for 10 mins.

Street parking is available.

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