Strabismus & Amblyopia

What is Strabismus & Amblyopia?

When an eye turns in or out, up or down, it is called strabismus. Amblyopia refers to reduced vision through an otherwise healthy eye. These have a profound effect on depth perception and three-dimensional vision. When someone has amblyopia, there is a much greater risk of losing vision in the dominant eye, so it is important to address.

We understand that the brain controls the eye muscles that position and align the eyes. We check to see if the muscles have any physical restrictions or limitations. When the eye muscles are intact we understand that the reason for the eye turn is in the brain, and that the brain is telling the eye to be in a turned position. The brain is actively using one eye to shut off the other one. This is called suppression. The brain is attempting to reduce visual confusion from the inability to integrate the right and left eye information together.

 

Strabismus & Amblyopia Evaluation

Now that you have been diagnosed with strabismus or amblyopia, this evaluation assesses the underlying nature of the eye turn, or sight impairment, along with further treatment options.

 

For Amblyopia:

  • we evaluate the full extent of the amblyopia condition, including over a dozen functional visual skills that are compromised in amblyopia beyond eyesight that impact performance

  • we determine a treatment plan and prognosis for recovery using the most effective neurovision program to fit
    that individual

 

 

For Strabismus:

  • we evaluate the eye turn to differentiate whether it is caused by a faulty eye muscle or functional neurological cause

  • we compare and contrast surgical and non-surgical treatment options

  • a course of neurovision therapy is prescribed for non-surgical intervention

 

This evaluation is 2 hours.

Please contact us for more information or to book your evaluation.