What is Amblyopia?
Amblyopia, more commonly referred to as lazy eye, is an eye disorder characterized by an impaired vision in an eye that otherwise appears normal, but does not operate in conjunction with the other eye. If it is not corrected during childhood, amblyopia is significantly more difficult to correct as an adult. If not treated, amblyopia can lead to permanent vision loss. In the United States, amblyopia affects 3% of children under the age of 6. If not fully treated or treated at all, permanent vision problems can occur as early as age 10. There are 6 million adults in the United States with untreated amblyopia (not treated or not sufficiently treated as children to reverse the problem). Amblyopia affects a total of 9 million people in the United States and over 210 million people worldwide. Amblyopia alone is responsible for more vision loss with individuals under the age of 45 than all other eyes diseases and trauma combined for that age group.
Current treatments of amblyopia include:
The current methods do not address the Dichoptic clinical need. Patching may improve vision in the afflicted eye, but the two eyes rarely work together. Patching can also cause reverse amblyopia.
Unlike these methods, Amblyotech's treatment establishes the cooperation of both eyes, resulting in greater clinical efficacy. Patients obtain a binocular solution and the establishment of 3D vision.