Amblyopia and myopia are not the same disease. Children should check their eyesight before the age of 6

Abstract: amblyopia is a developmental disease, which can not be seen on the surface. In the visual development stage of infants, the best corrected visual acuity of monocular or binocular caused by monocular strabismus, uncorrected anisometropia, high ametropia and form deprivation is amblyopia; Or the difference of binocular vision is 2 lines or more, and the eye with low vision is amblyopia.

many people will confuse amblyopia with myopia and think that amblyopia is myopia, which is incorrect. Amblyopia and myopia are not the same disease.

amblyopia is a developmental disease, which can not be seen on the surface. In the visual development stage of infants, the best corrected visual acuity of monocular or binocular caused by monocular strabismus, uncorrected anisometropia, high ametropia and form deprivation is amblyopia; Or the difference of binocular vision is 2 lines or more, and the eye with low vision is amblyopia.

amblyopia and myopia look very similar, but they are not a disease at all.

from the age of onset, amblyopia is more common in preschool. It is a disease of visual function retardation and disorder, often accompanied by strabismus, high refractive error, and poor vision from far to near.

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myopia often occur in school-age and adolescents. Due to excessive tension of eye regulating muscle ciliary muscle or heredity, eye diseases caused by lengthening of eye axis can be restored to normal after correction.

many parents mistakenly regard their children’s amblyopia as myopia. Taking their children to glasses for correction will only have a negative effect. It will not only be good for the eyes, but also aggravate the degree of amblyopia.

children should check their eyesight before the age of 6.

generally speaking, before the age of 3 is the key period of children’s visual development, and from the age of 6 to 8 is the fastest period of visual development. Among them, children aged 3 to 6 have the strongest eye plasticity, which is the best period for the treatment of amblyopia. Parents can take their children to do mydriatic optometry after kindergarten, that is, at the age of about 4, and check their visual function again at the age of 6, which can accurately screen out whether their children have these hidden diseases for early treatment.

if the child is found to have amblyopia, strabismus and other problems after the age of 6, the treatment will be delayed; If you go to treatment after the age of 12, the effect is very poor, and there is no possibility of cure. The younger the patient is, the better the treatment effect is. Therefore, parents can no longer turn a blind eye to this, and should find and treat it as soon as possible.