Childhood Diseases

Posted by: irene | 2012-08-17



9 yr old with Lazy Eye. My 9 year old daughter has been diagnised with Lazy Eye.I took her to the Optometrist and she prescribed spectacles with a thick lense,i then decided to see an Opthalmologist who told me the eye is severely damaged and nothing can be done about it,she just has to live with the condition. I find it hard to accept and i feel that i need another opinion.What can be done to correct my daughter''s eye and which Doctors in South Africa can you suggest we consult?Thanks

Expert's Reply



I am sure that you have read a lot about this condition already. Lazy eye is quite common in children. Much can usually be done to treat this condition such as using a patch over the good eye for a while. There are other methods of treating lazy eye as well depending on the cause. Your daughter should be seen by a paediatric ophthalmologist. There are experts in all the main centres in SA. There is an excellent eye clinic at the Red Cross Children's Hospital in Cape Town for example.

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