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Child cannot read from far. Diagnosed with lazy eyes (right eye). Is wearing glasses necessary? Will it effect the other eye?

my daughter who is juzt 4 years and 4mnths old....complaints sayin she cant read the bood when i keep it bit far from her due which i constulted opthalmologist over here and dr diagnosed it sayin a lazy eye for her right eye....dr says her eye power for left is normal (6/6p) and right eye its 6/15p...............
and dr is saying she has to wear glasses to correct her right eye............this has left me to go crazy thinking about my little girl wearing glasses for her lifetime.........between i also wear glasses from my age of 11 years...
and dr saying though her right eye's power may improve stil she has to wear glases..........but why is that?

and what can i do to cure this problem.........

thnk you very much
Asked On : Thu, 2 May 2013
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Hi Naxuha I am Dr Bilal and I am an Ophthalmologist

Welcome to Health Care Magic

I would like to answer your question and your satisfaction is my goal .

As your child is diagnosed with lazy eye (right eye) , it is very necessary for your child to wear glasses as prescribed by the Eye Doctor . This condition is called Amblyopia , in which vision does not develop properly in one eye . If you will leave it untreated , vision in that eye will never develop correctly , and as the brain matures , it will ignore the image from poorly seeing eye , and this visual impairment can become permanent and the child may develop strabismus as well . The vision in right eye definitley gonna improve with the use of glasses . Your child gonna be alright and just follow the instructions given by your eye doctor and have your child regularly examined . I would also like to advise you to discuss one thing with your eye doctor , i.e, to use a patch over left eye , to force the brain to start using the right eye . I hope you will find my answer helpful .

Wish you and your child good luck .

Best regards .

Answered: Fri, 3 May 2013
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