Washington: A new study is examining the use of photoscreening to detect amblyopia, or ‘lazy eye’ in children aged 6 months to 6 years.Amblyopia, known as "lazy eye", is a major cause of vision problems in children and a common cause of blindness in people aged 20 to 70 in developed countries.Experts at University of Iowa used the Medical Technology, Inc (MTI) PhotoScreener, which records the pattern of light reflected through each of the child`s pupils as the child`s eyes are photographed.
Amblyopia is usually treated with special eyeglasses, patching of the stronger eye, medications, or a combination of approaches.The study is published in October`s Ophthalmology journal. ANI
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